Artist in Residence Program of Holualoa


Aloha Artists!

Our submissions are closed till Mar 1. We are coordinating new housing options as the original hotel for the residency has closed down. Please check back to the page in March and hopefully we will have something new and fun ready for you!

Your friend in art,


General info

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, housing is included, additional costs such as transportation etc. (if needed) would be organized by the visiting artist.

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.