Calling all artists: Vibrant Hawaiʻi joins One Nation One Project initiative
Vibrant Hawaiʻi has been selected to join the second cohort of One Nation One Project, a national initiative that focuses on the transformative power of the arts to heal and strengthen communities.
The partnership of artists, local governments and community health providers contributes toward a more equitable recovery and improved well-being across America, according to the initiative.
Vibrant Hawaiʻi’s 2022 Economic Development Strategy lifted art and performing arts as a strategic area of focus to achieve community healing and wellbeing.
“So many strategic plans are developed and then sit on a shelf,” said Janice Ikeda, executive director of Vibrant Hawai’i. “To see the plan that was developed in partnership with over 300 community members come to life is really incredible.”
Hawaiʻi Island-based artists can apply for the One Nation One Project – Hawaiʻi Artist Fellowship, which will support up to 12 local artists in creating art that enhances collective well-being, celebrates diverse stories of home and culture, and builds community resilience and social cohesion.
Selected artists will become part of the national One Nation One Project cohort centered around the prompt: “No place like home.”
Hawaiʻi Island artists of all backgrounds and artistic disciplines can apply, including storytelling, visual art, music, theater and traditional arts. To ensure representation and inclusivity, the goal is to select one artist from each district. To apply, click here. The deadline to apply is July 14, 2023.
Art fellows will engage in monthly fellowship gatherings, both in-person and via Zoom to develop relationships with fellow artists and learn from industry experts in the areas of marketing, budgeting and maintaining wellness while working.
Artists will receive a quarterly stipend of $2,000 to support their participation and bring their artistic visions to life.
To learn more about the application process and join the Vibrant Hawaiʻi One Nation/One Project-Hawaiʻi Artist Fellowship, please reach out to us directly via email at [email protected].