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Hawaii gets grant for creative art spaces

A Honolulu foundation has received a $150,000 national grant to support creative art spaces in Hawaii.

The National Endowment for the Arts announced Tuesday the Pai Foundation is among 51 nationwide selected for the grants.

The grant is to go toward an Artspace project for 40 affordable units for artists and their families to work and live. The site has not yet been selected but is likely to be in Honolulu.

The units are to provide space for traditional Hawaiian art forms such as hula, slack-key guitar and ukulele.

Artspace owns and operates 22 projects where artists live and work in apartments that have extra space for an artist’s studio.

The Pai Foundation is an nonprofit organization that preserves and perpetuates Hawaiian cultural traditions 

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