Hawai`i’s Creative Industries showcase our rich island heritage, reflecting through their work a collective vision of one of the most unique places on earth.
Film, Digital Media & Animation
The Aloha State is one of the top film destinations in the United States.
Visual Fine Arts
Hawai`i artisans express their reflections of the islands in world-class quality artwork.
Advocacy & Support
Arts and cultural organizations and philanthropic foundations help nurture and support Hawai`i’s creative arts in the community and in schools.
Design & Culinary Arts
Hawai`i’s architects are globally recognized for their expertise in hospitality and resort design.
Isle designers are known for incorporating their cultural heritage into beautiful designs.
Birthplace of Hawai`i’s Regional Cuisine, Hawai`i’ is home to award-winning chefs and restaurants.
Hawai`i has one of the most vibrant regional publishing scenes in the United States and home to a world-renown writer’s conference.
Cultural Arts & Events
Hawai`i celebrates it’s multicultural and artistic heritage with festivals, events, entertainment and family activities year round.
Hawai`i has an abundance of extraordinary musical talent, reflecting the rhythms of this tropical paradise.
From Hula to Hip Hop, Isle dancers grace the world stage with an international following.
Many Hawai`i’s actors who got their start in local theatre have gone on to star in Broadway shows, feature films and TV.
Heritage & Preservation
Our museums and historical sites showcase Hawai`i’s unique cultural heritage.
The arts cultivate: Creativity, Cooperation, Communication, Cultural Understanding, Problem Solving and Teamwork. That’s why an arts education can go a long way.