The Honolulu Biennial Wants YOU

Hold on to your fence. The Honolulu Biennial is coming to put us on the map in 2016. And you could help them do it—they’re looking for a Director of Development and Community Outreach.

But what is the Honolulu Biennial? The founders, curators Koan Jeff Baysa and Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, won’t share many details with us, but according to their website, “The Biennial will highlight Honolulu as an innovative destination for international and national arts and cultural tourists, creating an economic impact and cultural reawakening for the state of Hawai’i. Each biennial will feature a focus on various geographic areas, beginning with the Middle East in 2014.”

They plan to show us more at this year’s Honolulu International Film Festival in November, and debut the fully-formed Honolulu Biennial in 2016.

The Chain of Fire – Introducing the Honolulu Biennial 2014 will be presented in conjunction with the Hawaii International Film Festival 2014, in part organized with the Doris Duke Foundation of Islamic Art, debuting in Honolulu and will be free and open to the public,” the listing explains. “This exhibition and public unveiling of the new foundation and Biennial is aimed as an anticipatory event before the official launch of the inaugural, full-scale Honolulu Biennial 2016.”

The Director of Development position is open to anyone in the continental U.S. who wants to spend 5-8 hours per week “building a corporate and private patron donor base and developing new and continuing relationships with partners locally, nationally and internationally with private patrons, businesses, foundations, government and other arts and cultural organizations,” on a volunteer basis, which they say will lead into a salaried position.



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