Does my project have to be collaborative?

How long do I have to complete my project?
Award recipients will have one calendar year from the date of award notification to complete their projects and public event and submission of a final report.

In a collaborative, who should be listed as the lead organizer?
The lead organizer(s) should identify as an artist working in the visual arts. It is not a requirement that all members of the project self-identify as artists, or work in the visual/performing arts.

Can I apply for a grant to cover equipment?
Yes, but equipment purchases should reflect no more than 20% of the amount awarded.

Can I apply for a project that has already started?
Yes, existing projects that seek to expand their reach or are considered “ongoing” can be considered.

Do I need to have a confirmed venue to apply?
No. We do not require you to have confirmed venues, or written commitment from any service, affiliate, presenter, or space you choose to engage.

What is the maximum amount of funding I can apply for?
The maximum amount of funding that can be applied for is $10,000. If the cost of your project is more than $10,000, please specify what the amount requested from Hoʻākea Source will be supporting.

Can I be granted less money than I ask for?
Yes. The jurors may decide to award you less than you ask.

How and when will the awards be selected?
Hoʻākea Source will invite three jurors (comprised of regionally and internationally recognized curators and arts professionals), who will review all eligible submissions and select the grantees.

What is the tax obligation if I receive a grant?
All monies received through Hoʻākea Source are considered taxable income. We advise you to consult an accountant or tax professional regarding obligations for taxable income.

For a more detailed background on the program and to be walked step-by-step through the application please see the 30 minute information video found here

Further questions can be directed to info@hoakeasource.org