Haleakalā National Park 2014 Call for Cultural Practitioners

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Date: April 11, 2014

Beginning in June 2014, Haleakalā National Park will host a series of Native Hawaiian cultural programs and performances in the Kīpahulu and Summit Districts of the park. The park seeks cultural practitioners who will demonstrate Native Hawaiian crafts or arts and engage visitors during their activity. Schools and community groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Through support from our non-profit partner, the Hawai`i Pacific Parks Association, an honorarium of $200 will be offered to each group of practitioners. Hawai`i Pacific Parks Association will also offset the purchase of supplies (up to $200) to be used by visitors during a demonstration.

Cultural programs and performances will occur in the Summit and Kīpahulu Districts of the park between 1pm and 3pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, starting on June 14, 2014. The venues are: next to the Kīpahulu Visitor Center, in Kīpahulu; or next to the Headquarters Visitor Center in the Summit District. Please plan on setting up by 12:30pm. Plan on 100-200 visitors taking part in your activity. Please note that practitioners will not be allowed to sell any products or collect tips in the park.

One 10x15 tent, some chairs, and 1-2 small tables will be available for practitioners to use. Any additional set-up equipment will need to be provided by the practitioner.

If you are interested, please fill out this form completely and email or postal mail it to the park by Wednesday April 30, 2014. Only complete applications will be considered. Forms are also available at any Haleakalā National Park visitor center or at www.nps.gov/hale/supportyourpark. (Click on the "2014 Call for Cultural Practitioners" link). Applicants will receive a response by Friday, May 9, 2014.

Please provide the following information and answer the following questions:

Practitioner/artist name:

Type of performance or program (weaving, hula, etc):

Contact Name:

Contact Phone number:

Contact Email:

Contact postal address:

1. How does your cultural performance or program further one or more of the following educational themes of Haleakalā National Park: a. The summit of Haleakalā is sacred in Native Hawaiian culture.

b. The richness of stories about water, `āina, ancestors, birds, and plants, that have been carried through generations, demonstrates the thriving Native Hawaiian culture.

c. Haleakalā National Park contains several ahupua`a, a uniquely Hawaiian concept of land use.



2. How will your cultural performance or program engage visitors?



3. What supplies (up to $200) are needed so visitors can participate in this demonstration? (For example: raffia for weaving, paint for hala painting, stamps for kapa cloth, etc). Please provide the type of supply, quantity, and possible source. (Any leftover supplies may remain in the park for future use by park visitors).

4. What set-up equipment will you need (tent, chairs, tables)?


5. Please indicate any special requirements (accessibility, etc):


6. Please indicate your choice of venue: Summit ____ OR Kīpahulu___


7. Please indicate one first choice and one second choice from the following list of dates.


June 14: June 14 is FULL

June 28: First Choice Second Choice

July 12: First Choice Second Choice

July 26: First Choice Second Choice

August 9: First Choice Second Choice

August 23: First Choice Second Choice

Please email this application to: hale_interpretation@nps.gov by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

You can also postal mail this form to: ATTN: Cultural Demos, Chief of Interpretation, Haleakalā NP, PO Box 369, Makawao, HI, 96768. Postal-mailed applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2014. Only complete applications will be considered.

Applicants will receive a response from the park by Friday, May 9, 2014. Mahalo for your interest!

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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