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Artist in Residence Program


We are now accepting proposals for BoxJelly+Fishcake Artist in Residence (AiR), a 3-month opportunity to create new work for a solo exhibition in Honolulu, Hawaii in the heart of Kaka’ako, an urban neighborhood with proximity to the beach, shops, restaurants, bars and local events.

We’re looking for bright, enterprising creatives who work in contemporary art practices and forms with big ideas and the ambition to execute them.

The residency includes:

  • A workspace (a clean studio space suitable for artists and designers working in digital arts, video, photography, illustration, fiber arts and textile design).
  • A solo exhibition at The BoxJelly, the premier co-working space for urban creatives in Hawaii! We will provide press, marketing and hosting costs of the opening reception. All sales from the exhibition go directly to the artist.
  • BoxJelly Dedicated Studio membership (a $1500 value).
  • Creative mentoring with BoxJelly Arts Coordinator Laurie Sumiye.
  • A one-on-one portfolio review with Fishcake Art Curator Keiko Hatano.
  • Consultation with Fishcake Co-Founder and Chief Creative Maura Fujihira and Fishcake Showroom Manager Cassie Louie on selling artwork and design products.
  • An opportunity to earn a spot on Fishcake’s roster of local and international artists and designers.  Fishcake sells artists’ work in two retail locations, as well as direct to homeowners and businesses through their interior design studio, Fishcake Works.

The residency does not include exhibition costs, artist stipend, transportation or housing. We cannot offer a visa for international applicants.

Submissions must include:

  • The application form
  • Project proposal: 1-2 pages in length, outlining a plan to create a body of work to enhance BoxJelly’s space. Include a detailed list of techniques and materials, outlining project logistics, supply and labor needs, and budget
  • Artist’s CV
  • Digital zip file containing 5-10 samples of your most recent work with an inventory sheet
  • Artist Statement
  • Other Supportive Material (optional)

Please email your application and materials to [email protected]


To arrange a space visit and for all questions, please contact:

Laurie Sumiye
Arts Coordinator, BoxJelly
[email protected]


Hogan Entrepreneurship Program

The Hogan Entrepreneurship Program is designed to equip students to hit the ground running when they leave Chaminade University. Participating students are taught new skills, provided extensive connections and trained with the mind set to start new things where their careers may lead them. On Wednesday October 5th, the Hogan Entrepreneurship Program will be coming to BoxJelly for their annual event with Rechung Fuijihira, owner and founder of BoxJelly, as a key panelist to discuss his experience as a leader in the program and and as an experienced entrepreneur.


Brushes + Mimosas

Brought to you by Kat Araujo Studio, Brushes + Mimosas is a lettering event paired with brunch snacks and mimosas! Come learn the art of calligraphy and leave with your own lettering kit (included in the price).

August 27 from 11:30 to 1 pm at the Box Jelly. Tickets are for sale for $40. Use code EARLYBIRD for 10% off (only available to the first 10 people) Use the link below to sign up.



Fresh Taste Tuesday

Finding it difficult to eat fresh, locally sourced meals at a reasonable price? Us too. That’s why BoxJelly welcomes Fresh Taste Tuesday brought to you by Alex from The Cut Kaka’ako. Join the community lunch for a healthy, environmentally friendly (and overall friendly!) meal. Read more about Fresh Taste Tuesday’s on our blog or sign up here.


Sunday Fishmarket

This weekend fishcake brings you sunday fishmarket, featuring local designers, retro furniture and vintage accessories paired with an afternoon of palm and taro card readings. Stop by our neighbor shop fishcake this Sunday, 8/7!


old friends, new poems @ fishcake

On July 24, fishcake will be hosting award winning poet and author Naomi Shihab Nye joined by local counterparts from Bamboo Ridge Press Wing Tek Lum, Juliet S. Kono, and Lois Ann Yamanaka to present old friends new poems, readings from their respective works. This event is free, open to the public and will begin at 2:30p.READ MORE


Hacker Hour with OccamSec

OccamSec, an information security company, invites you to join their office hours next Tuesday July 26. The “Hacker Hour” event will focus on expanding general knowledge on internet and information security while giving advice on new projects and security concerns. Come ask questions, share ideas, and learn from others working in the field. See all you hackers at 4pm!


For more information, visit OccamSec Hacker Hours.

BoxJelly + Fishcake Artist in Residence ProgramDeadline June 15: Apply Now!