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13th FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS AND CULTURE

Press Release

 

 

Embargoed for [11:00 am/ Monday, October 7, 2019]

 

Announcement of 13th FestPac Guam Programming Chairs

And Callout for FestPac Delegates

 

[Hagåtna] – The 13th FestPac Guam Planning Committee and the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) announced that the following individuals were selected to serve as the chairs for the 4 committees to oversee the various programs that Guam will be participating in during the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts scheduled for June 10 -21, 2020 in Hawaii. 

 

  • Dr. Judy Flores, Demonstrations/ Exhibitions Chair shall oversee Visual Arts; Floral Arts; Culinary Arts; Canoe Voyaging; Photography; Healing Arts; Body Ornamentation; Carving; Handicrafts; Film; Traditional Games; Weaving and Tattooing.

  • Dr. Michael Bevacqua, Literary Arts Chair shall oversee Publications and Indigenous Languages.

  • Ms. Eileen Meno, Performing Arts Chair shall oversee Traditional Song, Dance and Chants; Drama/ Theatre; Oral traditions and Storytelling; and Fashion/ wearables art show. 

  • Ms. Maria Barcinas – Special Events/ Activities Chair shall oversee Youth Ambassador Program; Canoe Regatta; Culinary umu/imu cook off – underground cooking; Traditional Games Competition and Workshops, forums and seminars.

 

The Chairpersons were selected based on the criteria of mastery/experience, impact and contributions to the community.

The Planning Committee and Programming Chairs will work closely together to ensure that Guam’s presentation during the 2020 FestPac showcase the works of Guam’s finest artisans and reflects the rich cultural heritage of the indigenous people - the CHamoru through exhibitions, traditional arts demonstrations and through song, dance and chant. Mrs. Ann Marie Arceo, Head of Delegation and Senator Kelly Marsh (Taitano) PhD serve as Co-Chairs of the Planning Committee. 

 

In addition, delegate applications will be available beginning October 8, 2019 on the CAHA website, www.guamcaha.org or at the CAHA Office located on the 3rd Floor of the Angela Flores Building, 243 Martyr Street in Hagåtña directly across the Guam Public Library and in between the DNA Building and the Arriola Law Offices.  Interested parties have until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019 to submit their application with supporting materials to the CAHA Office or via email to jacqueline.balbas@caha.guam.gov.    

 

The Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FestPac) is held every four years since 1972, and brings together artists and cultural practitioners from around the Pacific region for two weeks of festivity. It is recognized as a major regional cultural event, and is the largest gathering in which Pacific peoples unite to enhance their respect and appreciation of one another.  27 Pacific Island Nations and Territories have come together to share and exchange their cultures at each Pacific Arts Festival.  In 2016, Guam hosted the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture.  The 2016 festival allowed Guam to showcase its unique CHamoru culture that has survived colonization of the past and modernization of the present.  

 

For further information visit www.guamcaha.org or contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Acting Executive Director at 300-1204/5/6/7/8 or at the email indicated above.

13th FestPac Guam Delegate Application - Demonstrations/Exhibitions & Special Projects/ Events

 

13th FestPac Guam Delegate Application - Literary Arts

 

13th FestPac Guam Delegate Application - Performing Arts

13th FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS AND CULTURE

Press Release

 

 

Guam’s Journey to the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture Begins

and Call Out for Programming Chairs

 

[Hagåtna, June 10, 2019] - Exactly one year from today, the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture will take place in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  In preparation for Guam’s participation in the event, the Guam 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture Planning Task Force, along with the Department of CHamoru Affairs (DCA) and its division of the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA) is seeking individuals to serve as committee chairs of the various programs that Guam will be joining in during the festival. 

 

The four committees include Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Demonstrations/Exhibitions, and Special Events/ Activities.  Performing Arts which shall oversee Traditional Song, Dance and Chants; Drama/ Theatre; Oral traditions and Storytelling; and Fashion/ wearables art show.  Literary Arts which shall oversee Publications and Indigenous Languages. Demonstrations/ Exhibitions which shall oversee Visual Arts; Floral Arts; Culinary Arts; Canoe Voyaging; Photography; Healing Arts; Body Ornamentation; Carving; Handicrafts; Film; Traditional Games; Weaving and Tattooing.  Special Events/ Activities which shall oversee Youth Ambassador Program; Canoe Regatta; Culinary umu/imu cook off – underground cooking; Traditional Games Competition and Workshops, forums and seminars

 

“Guam’s hosting of the last Festival of Pacific Arts impacted a lot of our residents, especially our young people and instilled in them a pride and appreciation for the CHamoru culture.  For many it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in our rich cultural heritage and to gain a better understanding of the similarities and differences we share with our Pacific brothers and sisters.” stated Ann Marie Arceo, Co-Chair and Head of Delegation for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture Planning Task Force.   Senator Kelly Marsh (Taitano) PhD also serves as Co-Chair of the Task Force.

 

The Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FestPac) is held every four years since 1972, and brings together artists and cultural practitioners from around the Pacific region for two weeks of festivity. It is recognized as a major regional cultural event, and is the largest gathering in which Pacific peoples unite to enhance their respect and appreciation of one another.  27 Pacific Island Nations and Territories have come together to share and exchange their cultures at each Pacific Arts Festival.  In 2016, Guam hosted the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture.  The 2016 festival allowed Guam to showcase its unique CHamoru culture that has survived colonization of the past and modernization of the present.  

 

Interested parties have until 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 to submit their application with supporting materials to the Department of CHamoru Affairs located on the second floor of the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum & CHamoru Educational Facility, 193 Chalan Santo Papa Juan Pablo Dos in Hagåtna or via email to jacqueline.balbas@caha.guam.gov.   

 

For further information visit www.guamcaha.org or contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator IV at 300-1204/5/6/7/8 or the email indicated above.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 15, 2019


 

To plan, coordinate and execute an educational and instructional literacy and visual arts workshop for fifteen (15) to twenty (20) school-aged children, ages 6-12 at the Guam Public Library in Hagåtña.

 

 Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen. It enables people to express and understand ideas and opinions, to make decisions and solve problems, to achieve their goals, and to participate fully in their community and in wider society.

 

 The theme of this workshop is Legends of Guam. Workshop must include a storytelling sharing opportunity – an active dialogue between the presenter and workshop participants about the stories presented; a writing workshop; and a visual art component not limited to finger-painting, watercolor, acrylic, coloring, pen & ink, etc. Tabloid editions of the Legends of Guam will be produced by the workshop participants by the end of the program.  

 

 Workshops must be conducted beginning July 01, 2019 and conclude by July 31, 2019 for a period of 68 hours total, Monday thru Thursday, and Saturdays in the afternoon; and be inclusive of supplies and materials. A minimum of one (1) tabloid per individual must be accomplished.

- Request for Quotation

- Project Description

 

 In addition to the request for quotation (RFQ), please provide the following:

 

1. A detailed narrative

    A. Of what the project will entail; and

    B. The number or workshop participants; and

    C. Timeline/ schedule of project; and

    D. Other pertinent information, etc.

2. A detailed budget breakdown

3. Biography 

 

The deadline to submit the RFQ and supporting documentation is by 4:00 p.m., May 31, 2019. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 26, 2019

 

Attention:  Art Teachers

 

Håfa Adai!  In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Guam, the Liberation Education Committee is inviting the students from Guam’s Public and Private Schools, grades 3 – 12 to participate in this year’s Liberation Art Contest. Cash prizes will be awarded to one winner in each category. The contest is broken down into 3 categories, Category 1: 3rd-5th grade; Category 2: 6th -8thgrade; and Category 3: 9th-12th Grade.  

The theme of this year’s Liberation Art Contest is “A Legacy of Peace and Friendship 1944-2019 75th Guam Liberation”.

 

The 75th Guam Liberation Education Committee is requesting your support by disseminating the information about the contest to your teachers, art teachers and students.   

 

Deadline to enter the contest is May 10, 2019.  Participating schools must submit their entries to the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA) located at the Angela Flores Building – 3rd Floor, 243 Martyr Street in Hagåtña. Further details are included in contest rules attached.  (Click Here to the Contest Rules)

For more information, please contact me at 300-1204 to 300-1208 or jacqueline.balbas@caha.guam.gov.

 

Si Yu'os Ma'åse and thank you for encouraging the students to participate in this year’s contest.

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January 30, 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) is seeking quotations/ proposals from artists and organizations to plan, coordinate and execute educational and instructional art workshops for Older Adults (55+) at northern, central and southern community centers. 

 

Interested parties will have to submit a Request for Quotation (RFQ), a detailed narrative and budget breakdown, as well as a bio.

 

Please contact Brea Bailey, Program Coordinator at 300-1208 or via email at brea.bailey@caha.guam.gov for further details.

 

Deadline to submit the request for quotation (RFQ) and supporting documents is Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

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Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Announces the Opening of its FY 2018 Grant Cycle – Round 2 

 

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA), a division of the Department of Chamorro Affairs announces the opening of its FY 2018 Grant Cycle – Round 2.  Applications for grants and fellowships are currently being accepted in the following disciplines:  Arts-in-Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Folk Arts, Humanities, Literature, Underserved and Media Arts. Project period for the FY 2018 – Grant Cycle is March 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018. 

 

It is MANDATORY that interested applicants attend a Grants Workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 25, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at CAHA.  Applications and guidelines are available at the CAHA Office, via email at info@caha.guam.org or may be downloaded from the agency’s website at www.guamcaha.org

 

 

Deadline for submission of applications is 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2017.  All applications must be submitted directly to the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) located on the 1st floor of the Terlaje Professional Building, 194 Hernan Cortez Avenue in Hagåtña. CAHA will not accept any applications submitted via fax or via email or applications that are missing required documentation. 

 

**NOTE:  Grants are subject to continued funding by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

 

For further information contact CAHA at 300-1205-8, via fax at 300-1209 or via email at info@caha.guam.gov. 

 

 

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FY 2017-2018 CAHA Grant Cycle 


The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA), a division of the Department of Chamorro Affairs announces the opening of its FY 2018 Grant Cycle.  Applications for grants and fellowships are currently being accepted in the following disciplines:  Arts-in-Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Folk Arts, Humanities, Literature, Underserved and Media Arts.
 
Applications and guidelines are available at the CAHA Office or may be downloaded from the agency’s website at www.guamcaha.org under Grants&Programs. 

It is MANDATORY that interested applicants attend a Grant Workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 9:00am – 12:00pm at the CAHA Office.
 
Deadline for submission of applications is 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2017.  All applications must be submitted to the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency located on the 1st  floor of the Terlaje Professional Building, 194 Hernan Cortez Avenue in Hagatna.
 
**NOTE:  Grants are subject to continued funding by the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
For further information contact CAHA at 300-1204-8, via fax at 300-1209 or via email at info@caha.guam.gov .

 

                              

 

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View the link below to view the 3-minute video from the NEA 50th Anniversary MY ART STORY. 

http://arts.gov/50th/stories/guam-council-arts-humanities

 

> 2016 NASAA Board Members Press Release

 

 

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Release Date: August 31, 2016

 

 

“JUMP START YOUR ART: Marketing, Resources and Guides” Workshops

 

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) will host “JUMP START YOUR ART: Marketing, Resources & Guides” – two workshops for artists, cultural producers and entrepreneurs.  The educational and capacity building workshops will enable artists and cultural producers to connect their entrepreneurial spirit and creative freedom to “JUMP START” their art business.   

 

The workshops will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  The morning session will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and will focus on marketing to include pricing, while the afternoon session is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will focus on resources and guides for artists to include copyright.  Workshops are free and will be held at the CAHA Gallery located in the Terlaje Professional Building, 1st Floor, Hernan Cortez Avenue in Hagåtña.  Deadline to register is Friday, September 16, 2016.

 

The workshop is part of the “Connect Me, Create Me, Promote Me” Workshop Series sponsored by the Guam Visitors Bureau.  

 

 

 

For further information contact Angie Taitague or Jackie Balbas at 300-1204 to 300-1208 or send an email toangie.taitague@caha.guam.gov.  

 

 

 

 

 

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Release Date: October 26, 2015

 

Please come out and support the following events!!

 

The Guam Council of Women’s Club will be presenting an evening of Cultural Demonstrations, Exhibits & Performances to benefit the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts on Guam in 2016.  

 

Tickets are $50 per person.  

 

Event will be held at the Crystal Ballroom of the Lotte Hotel Guam on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  

 

Attire:  Island Wear

 

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Support the Festival of Pacific Art’s Floral Art Committee by joining them on November 13, 2015 at the Elk’s Lounge in Agana Heights.

 

Events begin at 7:00 p.m. to Midnight with raffle drawing throughout the evening.  

 

Tickets are $10 per person.  This event is in preparation to host 27 island nations at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam.   
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July 24, 2015

 

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency, 12th Festival of Pacific Arts Forums, Workshops and Seminars Committee, and the Guam Visitors Bureau presents

 

INDIGENOUS CHILDREN’S BOOKS WORKSHOP

(“Connect Me, Create Me, Promote Me” Workshop Series)

 

FREE - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!

 

WHAT:

In preparation for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts 2016, the Forums, Workshops and Seminars Committee will conduct a five-day workshop to develop children’s books in indigenous languages. The purpose of the workshop is to have these stories published before the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts.

 

WHEN:

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., every Saturday in August (August 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2015)

 

WHERE:

CAHA Gallery, 1st Floor Terlaje Professional Building, 194 Hernan Cortez Avenue, Hagåtña

 

TARGET GROUP:

Teachers and individuals who have an idea for a children’s story in Pacific indigenous languages.

 

Limited Seating • Participants MUST attend all 5 workshops.

 

For further information contact Rosa Salas Palomo at kailee.rosapalomo@gmail.com or 727-5522

 

Deadline to register:  July 29, 2015

 

> Click here for FLYER and REGISTRATION FORM

 

 

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July 16, 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

First Official Callout for Guam’s Delegation to the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts 2016

 

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) is pleased to announce that the first official callout for Guam’s Delegation to the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts 2016 will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

 

> Click here to view the complete Release

 

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May 22, 2015

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

FY 2016 Grant Cycle

 

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (GCAHA), a division of the Department of Chamorro Affairs announces the opening of its FY 2016 Grant Cycle for applications in all arts disciplines with preference on Festival of Pacific Arts related projects or activities.  Applications and guidelines are available at the CAHA Office or may be downloaded from the agency’s website at www.guamcaha.org.  Applicants are encouraged to attend the grant workshop on June 20, 2015 at 9:00am – 12:00noon.

 

Deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015.  All applications must be submitted to the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency located on the 1st  floor of the Terlaje Professional Building, 194 Hernan Cortez Avenue in Hagatna.

 

For further information contact CAHA at 300-1204-8, via fax at 300-1209 or via email at kaha1@guam.net.

 

 

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