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Big Island Town to Participate in Nationwide ‘Arts for Everybody’ Project Where Local Artists Will Celebrate Culture and Community
September 18, 2023

Fellows mentioned in this story: Janice Ikeda

From Big Island Now:

Hilo is one of 18 cities and towns across America that will simultaneously premiere an array of large-scale, site-specific participatory art projects on July 27, 2024.

Inspired by the 1936 Federal Theatre Project where 18 cities and towns presented their own interpretations of the anti-fascist play “It Can’t Happen Here,” a new campaign from One Nation/One Project titled Arts For EveryBody will bring local artists together to show how the arts can lead to healthier people and healthier communities.

Local nonprofit Vibrant Hawai’i will support a year-long fellowship for up to 12 artists to create art that enhances collective well-being, celebrates diverse stories of culture in Hawaiʻi, and builds community resilience and social cohesion. Together, these artists will amplify the unique voices and stories of the Hawaiian people through various art expressions.

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