SOCIETY FOR KONA'S EDUCATION AND ART
Mission Statement: With a focus on South Kona, the Society for Kona's Education and Art serves the Hawaii Island community by providing arts and educational opportunities through programs, projects, and events which enhance their lives.
Overview: SKEA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1981, hosts classes and workshops for the community, and runs spring and summer art camps for children 5-12. SKEA members receive a quarterly newsletter and may rent SKEA facilities for their own classes or events. SKEA is also home to the Kona Potters' Guild and Let 'er Rip!, dressmaking & tailoring alterations. Since 1982, our very successful Art of Learning program has provided Teaching Artists to South Kona public schools to bring music, dance, drama, and visual arts to students from pre-school through high school. For more information about SKEA, including our history, long-range plan, staff and board members, please see About SKEA.
SKEA is supported by funding through the Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and through appropriations from the Hawai'i State Legislature, by the National Endowment for the Arts, and other sponsors.