Kukulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture Program
Founded on the value of ma ka hana ka ike (in working one learns), the Kukulu Ola program is partnering with awardees who enhance, strengthen and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture.
Each year, the HTA selects via requests for proposals (RFP), a small group of organizations that will receive funding through its Kukulu Ola program. The program awards funds up to $100,000 to community-based non-profits statewide.
The programs were chosen by the HTA and its Hawaiian Cultural Advisory Committee on criteria designed to address the goal and objectives identified in the 2016 HTA Strategic Plan. The objectives include: strengthening the relationship between the visitor industry and the Hawaiian community; nurturing the Hawaiian culture by supporting Hawaiian programs and cultural practitioners, craftsmen, musicians, and other artists that preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture.
For 2019, HTA has awarded $1.22 million through its Kukulu Ola Program to 28 nonprofit programs that are perpetuating Hawaiian culture.
See a complete list of 2019 Kukulu Ola: Living Hawaiian Culture Program Awardees below.
For more information about this initiative, contact Kalani Kaanaana at (808) 973-2281 or via email [email protected]