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Aloha <<First Name>>,

Just over 3 weeks remain until our application deadline! Any artist from anywhere can submit a proposal to bring one or more of our Talk Story audio recordings to life through a work of public art. There are THREE separate categories from which applicants may choose:
  1. Performances & Public Art Inspired by Maui Storytellers: ($5,000 cap) Create a work of performance, visual or experiential public art inspired by what you heard. Up to 6 artists will be selected to participate in this category, which was inspired by our previous work with Leilehua Yuen, StoryCorps DIY and Ball State University. (SAMPLE)
  2. Kahului Mural: ($10,000 cap) Translate one or more stories into a large-scale mural that is rooted in a Kahului sense of place. (SAMPLE)
  3. Lānaʻi Story Animations: ($5,000 cap per story) Interpret one-to-three of our Lānaʻi-recorded stories into short, animated films that utilize the recordings as a soundtrack. (SAMPLE)
Details regarding our process, application criteria, budget and more are available at close at 11:59 PM in Mountain Time Zone (Denver, CO, USA) on August 15, 2022. 
ST*BA Presents Sachelle Dae
Project Documentary by Wake Up Matt
Enjoy this short film about "Of the Land" by Sachelle Dae, located at 27 N. Market Street/ First Hawaiian Bank, facing Market Street, as well as a written work by Anuhea Yagi performed during its public unveiling. Inspired by audio-recorded Talk Story sessions between 1) Anuhea Yagi and Roselle Bailey, and 2) Kalapana Kollars and Wallette Pellegrino, this work is grounded in ‘ōlelo no‘eau #2829: Ua mau ke ea o ka `āina i ka pono (the life of the land is preserved in righteousness). Visit the project page to learn all of the things. There are many!
Next Up! Edwin Ushiro
Coming in August: Wailuku Ho’okele / Wailuku Wayfinders, a new mural by Edwin Ushiro located at 33 Market Street, inspired by a talk-story between Kepā Maly & Lopaka White.
In addition to identifying ‘ōlelo from Mary Kawena Pukui's ‘Ōlelo No‘eau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Political Sayings to help anchor each artwork, ST*BA artists are required to address Wailuku's distinctive sense of place, history, and/or culture in a piece created through community consultations and storytelling. This is all part of the project development process described within each ST*BA application. Enjoy learning more about Wailuku through the consultations here, and visit our Vimeo page for more.

Now accepting community consultant recommendations, or folks that can meet for 60-minutes online to speak to the place, subject matter or the artist's concept. Nominate one HERE and visit Edwin's project page HERE
Painting the Town: Wailuku
A big mahalo to Maui Nō Ka 'Oi Magazine, Shannon Wianecki, Mieko Horikoshi, John Giordani and team for this BIG story featuring our March 2022 project The Bits Left Behind by Adaptations Dance Theater, ​Return to the Source by Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum, and many more! Click the image to read the story, and learn more at
Past ST*BA Projects

Of the Land by Sachelle Dae
Wailuku Wings by Bobby Zokaites
Small Town, Big Stories by Ball State University's EMDD Cohort
Wailuku Talk Story Animations by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co.
The Bits Left Behind by Adaptations Dance Theater
Return to the Source by Cory Taum
Wailuku Dance Crawl by Adaptations Dance Theater
StoryCorps DIY by our Talk Story Consortium
E ala! E alu! E kuilima! by Lori Hepner
Wailuku Dance Crawl by Adaptations Dance Theater
Mana Wahine by Bailey Onaga, Courtney Chargin, Amanda Joy Bowers, Alex Underwood
Storytelling with Leilehua Yuen
Makai to Mauka by Jaclynn Sabado-Eitel
Hoʻomau by Kirk Kurokawa
The Legacy Series by Avi Molinas
ʻAlalā Renaissance by Michael Takemoto
​Ma kāhi o ka hana he ola malaila by Eric Okdeh 
Birds of a Feather by MAPA 
Chinese Take Out Super Size by Sean Baba
​Hīnaʻi by Jessica Bodner
Pō Meke‘au by E.H.A.
Día de los Muertos by Jackie Goring and Tamara Li
Eli by Emmanuel Jarus
lost & found by Andy Behrle
Mauka to Makai by PangeaSeed, featuring Lauren Brevner | Joey Rose & Alex Underwood | Gregg Kaplan | Kai Kaulukukui | Dulk | Cory Kamehanaokalā Taum | E.H.A. | Mary Iverson | Wooden Wave | Poi


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