Artist in Residence Program of Holualoa

General info

Nestled in the artist’s village of Holualoa on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Artist Residency program offers regional, national, and international artists a chance to develop their work in a beautiful and inspirational town devoted to the arts. Our program is designed to give creatives of all disciplines the time, space, and community they need to pursue new projects and ideas free from everyday distractions. Residencies are ideal for creatives who want to create new works, research new ideas, or gain new inspiration for experimentation. Artists are invited to apply for residency durations of 10 days to 3 weeks.

The Artist in Residency Program is a scholarship program awarded to applying artists by a community committee of artists. Accepted artists will have the opportunity to teach, work and hold an exhibition during their stay.

This residency is just kicking off and is looking to accept artists of all mediums and platforms as long as we are able to provide specific needs. The needs of the individual artist will be discussed during the first phone interview.


For scholarship award artists, all inclusive, no cost.

A couple air bnb options in the town of Holualoa are available depending on dates needed by our visiting artist.

The neighborhood

Quaint historcial artist village. Relaxing atmosphere.

Within walking distance is a small grocery and liquor store, a coffee shop, a farm to fork restaurant and a post office.

Street View heading south: 

street view heading north:

Getting around

There is no public transit, but many guests use Uber to get to and from the main town of Kailua-Kona. A rental car is recommended and a parking space is provided for residency guests.

Logistics INFO:

Holualoa has a rich history of coffee farming, art galleries, general agriculture and Hawaiian crafts

Holualoa village association website:

Holualao Tourism Website:


Application info: 

To apply for a scholarship residency or a paid residency at the Kona Hotel, please submit the following to

*Current artist CV

*Samples of work in jpeg format (8 max)

*Residency Project Proposal (what work or project would be going on while at the residency)

* If open to teaching, please describe your class, workshop or salon ideas that would contribute to our Holualoa art community. Please include any details on needs, supplies, and cost.