Kahilu Theatre Awarded $10,000 NEA Grant
The Kahilu Theatre Foundation was awarded $10,000 from Art Works, a biennial grant program of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Kamuela-based Foundation is one of six Hawaii projects receiving grants from the federal agency in this round of funding, and is the only Big Island recipient.
The grant will support Kahilu Theatre’s upcoming presentations, expected to include world music artist Oliver Mtukudzi, bluegrass duo Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, Hawaiian musicians Makana and the Brothers Cazimero, choreographer Rasta Thomas, Rhythmic Circus percussion and dance, Irish ensemble Danu, folk-rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, and the circus troupe CIRCA, an Art Works statement said.
A total of $95,000 was granted to six organizations by the NEA. All the recipients except the Kahilu Theatre are on Oahu, including Honolulu Theatre for Youth ($25,000), Moanalua Gardens Foundation ($20,000), Hawaii Book & Music Festival ($20,000), Bamboo Ridge Press ($10,000) and University of Hawaii at Manoa ($10,000).