Kukulu Ola – Living Hawaiian Cultural Prgoram 2011 Awardees

Kukulu Ola – Living Hawaiian Culture Program

The purpose of this program is to provide funding through requests for proposals (RFP) to support organizations that enhance, strengthen and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture. In 2010, the HTA announced the selection of 27 organizations that will receive funding through its Kukulu Ola – Living Hawaiian Culture Program.

The programs were chosen by the HTA and its Hawaiian Cultural Program Advisory Council (HCPAC), on criteria designed to address the goal and objectives identified in the Hawai’i Tourism Strategic Plan: 2005-2015 (TSP) for the Hawaiian Culture initiative. The objectives include: strengthening the relationship between the visitor industry and the Hawaiian community; nurturing the Hawaiian culture by creating visitor experiences, activities and marketing programs that are respectful and accurate; and supporting Hawaiian programs and cultural practitioners, craftsmen, musicians, and other artists that preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture.

For more information about this program, contact Keli’i Wilson at (808) 973-2281 or via email kwilson@hawaiitourismauthority.org.