Kukuau Studio's GoFundMe Campaign

In light of recent events & Pele's return, Kukuau Studio will be donating 10% of our GoFundMe campaign to our friends & neighbors displaced by the lava & extending our campaign another couple of weeks.

Celebrate Kukuau Studio's 3rd Birthday with us!

Illuminate your creative sate by being a part of the Kukuau family & help this community based multi-media art space provide creative services to people locally & around the world. We've come a long way & have inspired many people to find their inner artist since 2015. It's now time to step it up, broaden our scope and serve more people with a creative outlet that promotes freethinking, amazing performances and shared ideas. To do this we need your support.

We have in place an amazing team of people but we're missing some vital tools to accomplish this mission and improve our service to a broader  community.

-Improved wheelchair accessibility, $800
-Ceiling insulation, $1,000
-Upgrade 80 year old electrical system, $3,000
-Multiple cameras for live stream, $500
-Internet service, $800 per year
-LED stage lighting, $600
-P.A. system/live recording, $3,000
-Produce local original music compilations, $5,000
-Refurbish walk-in freezer into isolation booth, $200
-Insurance, $600 per yr
-ASCAP licensing, $500 per yr
-Paint, $300
-Technical staff for events, $200 per event
-Rent increases, 25% this year
-Building improvements, $2,000
-K.S. merch, $1,000
-Marketing, $500

                                 Estimated at  = $20,000

In past 3 years we've accomplished quite a bit:

Press :
Hana Hou Magazine -- Due in March
Keola Magazine -- see article 
Local Newspapers -- Tribune Herald
Local Television -- naleo.tv 

During the day, K.S. is shared by several music instructors who offer high quality instruction at very reasonable rates. You can see some of our quarterly recitals (among other things), on our youtube page, 

Variety of events:
Weekly Jazz Jams--event page 
Weekly Figure drawing -- event page 
Weekly Aerail Silk Class  -- event page 
Monthly acoustic kanikapila's -- Kukuau Campfire 
Monthly poetry slams -- event page 
National touring acts 
Themed performances -- Pacific Music Experiment 
Original film screenings
Science cafe -- event page 
Blackbox theater
Comedy shows

Kukuau Studio website

Find us on Google Maps & take the virtual tour!
Your support will greatly improve Kukuau Studio's  ability to provide high quality instruction, performances, audio & video recordings, independent film screenings, art sessions, benefits for just causes & much more while streaming them live.

In addition to many reward levels to choose from, all donors will have their names prominently posted in the studio. All rewards are transferrable & all donations will be tax deductible.

You'll be proud to have participated in this campaign by knowing you're help will give Kukuau Studio the tools we need to provide the foundation for a niche that Hilo has been sorely lacking: a platform for people to share their creativity in real time, where the community can come together to nourish the pursuit and generation of the arts. The stage is open, we encourage you to contact us with any ideas & help support the arts in the belly button of the world.

Let us extend our deepest appreciation for your time & generosity in helping bring up the next generation of creativity & free thinking.

Mahalo Nui Loa...

Bub Pratt, Curator @ Kukuau Studio
  • Ed Bisquera 
    • $100 
    • 48 mos
  • Ydine Sandberg 
    • $50 
    • 48 mos
  • Superman Aquarian 
    • $20 
    • 48 mos
  • Marion Mills 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 49 mos
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Bub Pratt 
Hilo, HI