Festival of Pacific Arts

Festival of Pacific Arts

Infobox festival
festival_name = Festival of Pacific Arts

caption =
location = Oceania; host country varies. Future hosts:
2012: Solomon Islands flagicon|SLB; [cite news|url=http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?cat=29&newsID=82033|title=Solomon Islands Prepares Early for 11th Festival of Pacific Arts|last=Unattributed|date=29 July 2008|work=Pacific|publisher=Saipan Tribune|language=en-US|accessdate=2008-08-10]
2016: Guam flagicon|GUM. [cite news|url=http://www.pacificmagazine.net/news/2008/07/24/guam-will-host-12th-festival-of-pacific-arts|title=Guam Will Host 12th Festival of Pacific Arts|last=Sagapolutele|first=Fili|date=24 July 2008|work=Daily News|publisher=Pacific Magazine|language=en-US|accessdate=2008-08-10]
years_active = Since 1972; "see table below"
dates = Every four years
genre = Pacific Islands music and dance
website = [http://www.spc.int/Culture/ Festival history] ,
[http://www.festival-pacific-arts.org Current festival] (redirect page)

The Festival of Pacific Arts, or Pacific Arts Festival, is a traveling festival hosted every four years by a different country in Oceania (|accessdate=2008-08-09]

The Pacific Cultural Council (former "Pacific Arts Council" or "Council of Pacific Arts"," originally "South Pacific Arts Festival Council") [cite news|url=http://www.islandsbusiness.com/news/index_dynamic/containerNameToReplace=MiddleMiddle/focusModuleID=130/focusContentID=12874/tableName=mediaRelease/overideSkinName=newsArticle-full.tpl|title=Festival of Pacific Arts changes name|last=Unattributed|date=26 July 2008|work=Islands Business|publisher=Islands Business International|language=en-GB|accessdate=2008-08-10 This mis-titled article describes adoption of name change, not by the Festival of Pacific Arts, but by its overseeing body, from "Council of Pacific Arts" to "Pacific Cultural Council."] selects the host country and recognizes that each participating country desires the opportunity to showcase its unique indigenous culture by hosting the festival. Host selection is based on principles of equity and preference is given to countries which have not yet hosted. The festival host country pays participants' costs of local travel, accommodation, meals, and other forms of hospitality. Entry to all artistic events is free to the public thereby maximizing cultural outreach and inclusion.

By its vastness, the Pacific Ocean inhibits social and cultural interchange between the inhabitants of its mostly island countries. The festival, not a competition but a cultural exchange, reunites people and reinforces regional identity and mutual appreciation of Pacific-wide culture. Participating countries select artist-delegates to represent the nation at this crossroads of cultures, considered a great honor.

About 2,000 artists attended [cite news|url=http://www.pacificmagazine.net/news/2008/07/21/pacific-arts-festival-hours-away-from-opening|title=Pacific Arts Festival Hours Away From Opening|last=Secretariat of the Pacific Community|date=21 July 2008|work=Pacific Magazine|publisher=Trans-Oceanic Media|language=en-GB|accessdate=2008-08-11] the 2008 Festival of Pacific Arts from these participating countries: American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Easter Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Sāmoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna.


ee also

*Bernice P. Bishop Museum, in Honolulu, Hawaiokinai, houses the world's largest collection of Polynesian artifacts. It is also known as the Hawaiokinai State Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
*Pacific Islands for Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia groupings synopsis.
* (links to Hawaiian artists "category")
* (links to Hawaiian culture "category")
* (links to New Zealand artists "category")
*Hawaiian Renaissance
*History of Indigenous Australians
*History of the Pacific Islands


External links

* [http://www.festival-pacific-arts.org/ Festival of Pacific Arts] web site (redirects to current host site)

* [http://www.pacificarts.org/ Pacific Arts Association website] An independent association devoted to the study of all the arts of Oceania.

* [http://www.pacificartsalliance.com/ Pacific Arts Alliance] Host of First Artists' Forum at the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts

* Secretariat of the Pacific Community web site has [http://www.spc.int/hdp/AC/hdp_21_cpa.html Organizational and support information]

* [http://events.frommers.com/sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=41734 Frommer's Event Guide]

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