huiMAU's ʻĀina Art Camp is a 4-day immersive overnight program primarily focused on empowering Hawai'i youth (ages 13-17) who are particularly drawn to growing their art practice on ʻāina. Guided by artist Haley Kailiehu and the ʻāina of Koholālele, participants will go on huakaʻi together and learn moʻolelo that will facilitate the creation of art pieces reflective of their pilina to the ʻāina in and around them. They will explore questions related to ʻāina, art, and pathways towards personal-, kaiāulu- and lāhui- self-determination.
Connect young artists in our Hāmākua and Hawaiʻi Island community with the ʻāina around them through moʻolelo, mālama ʻāina, and hana noʻeau.
Provide young Hawaiʻi artists with a safe space and support network as they explore and develop their own forms of artistic expression that deepen their relationships to ʻāina.
Stronger relationship with ʻāina
Stronger relationship to how art and ʻāina are connected
Stronger understanding of how their gifts as artists can positively impact ʻāina spaces around them
All applicants are asked the following questions:
Where do you call home?
Please share an art piece you are really connected to. It can be yours or someone you know of.
What do you hope to gain if you are accepted into the ʻĀina Art Camp?