Waikiki Steel Guitar Week

Our Supporters

The festival is free and open to the public. Festival production and support staff volunteer their time and resources for this event. Festival production expenses including but not limited to stipends for the professional festival entertainers, emcees, marketing and publicity, sound system and personnel, exhibit space, and performance venue are underwritten by the Royal Hawaiian Center. Miscellaneous festival production costs not covered by the Royal Hawaiian Center are supported by HIMELE through funding from various sources including the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation, and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.

Major Supporters


 
The
Royal Hawaiian Center underwrites Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week and Festival.

Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation


 
The Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation was created in 2013 from the Estate of Laurence H. Dorcy offering grants to Hawaiian organizations whose charitable purposes are consistent with Mr. Dorcy's interests.

Hawai‘i State Foundation for Culture and the Arts


 
The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) promotes, perpetuates, and preserves culture and the arts in Hawai‘i. SFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai‘i and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Beginning in 2021, HSFCA may support costs not underwritten by the Royal Hawaiian Center.
This festival is supported in part by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Hawaii Tourism Authority™

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) provides comprehensive management of tourism for the State of Hawaii. The HTA is Hawai‘i's official source for information on tourism market research, partnership opportunities, industry news and timely updates during emergency situations.

For calendar year 2022, HTA may have supported costs not underwritten by the Royal Hawaiian Center.

Additional Supporters

John Pearse Strings

John Pearse Strings supports NextGen steel guitarists by providing steel guitar strings and accessories to them at no cost.

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