East Hawai’i Cultural Center’s Youth Arts Series (YAS) is an exciting immersion experience for young artists. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of engaging and innovative art-making processes. We strive to enrich the artistic abilities of our students in a fun, nurturing environment that stimulates their artistic talents.
Programs & Events
English Storyteller CRAIG JENKINS will tell tales from India in May. Craig tells stories from the Panchatantra (animal teaching tales, India’s Aesop’s fables), and chapters from India’s classic love story, the Ramayana.
Craig wins over audiences across the world with his funny, vibrant, & interactive shows. His animal characters text and use Facebook. His Ramayana has a more respectful tone to bring chapters of this complex epic to life. Nobody tells these tales like Craig, even in India! This is his first visit to our islands. Don’t miss him!
Heartbeat Instrumental and Hilo UrbFarm Present: Heart Reach, an interactive music outreach fundraising experience, a collaboration with the community to build a bridge between sustainable gardening and music. Hilo Urbfarm, located behind the East Hawaiian Cultural Center is a green networking hub to incorporate gardening and sustainable practices in our everyday lives through educational workshops, plant sales, making it easy and and accessible to the community.
Terry Liu of the Hawaii Arts Alliance and former NEA grants specialist will present a FREE NEA Grant De-mystification Workshop.
2nd floor Performance Space, Thursday, May 4th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
This introduction to the Hawai’i Arts Alliance and National Endowment for the Arts will cover
Eligibility, Grant Amount to Matching Requirements, and a walk through the Arts.Gov website.
The workshop is provided to help you successfully complete and submit your Art Works grant by the upcoming July 4, 2017 application deadline.
The East Hawaii Cultural Center/Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art (EHCC) in Hilo, Hawaii is hosting its first annual Silent Dance Party & LGBT Film Festival on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the historic Kalakaua Park and we ask for your kokua. The event coincides with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Day of Silence, a national activity that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools, illustrating the silencing effect these incidents have on LGBT individuals.