Mission: For 30 years, the Hawaii Alliance has been promoting ALL the arts as essential to the complete education of all children, and an effective vehicle for community engagement.
Our mission compels us to provide children with direct experience with the arts and the creative artists. The Alliance serves as a vital communication link between the arts and education communities and the community as a whole.
Programs: 1. COMMUNITY: "Ohana Arts" programs serve families and communities throughout the state, providing intergenerational culture and arts education, bringing together all ages in creative sharing. Over 20,000 in economically disadvantaged areas in the state have been reached.
2. EDUCATION: We provide professional development for 100 artists and teachers focusing on revised Fine Arts Standards. We work in close partnership with the state Dept. of Education, the University of Hawaii College of Education, the University of Hawaii College of Arts & Humanities, the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and the state arts agency, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
3. RECOGNITION: Annually we honor 3 public and 3 independent schools for arts excellence plus an individual for lifetime devotion to arts education.
4. ARTISTS in HAWAII GUIDE: We publish to only comprehensive guide for all artists in the state, in print and online at