The majority of membership support enables the Donkey Mill to give it right back to our community in the form of keeping many of our events free of charge and offering exclusive discounts for our members for tuition and gift shop purchases. Among our priceless membership perks is open studio access to our ceramics, print, and metals studios. Memberships are also a show of strength and unity in this fractured world. We currently have over 350 members and proudly share this statistic in every grant application we submit to governmental and private institutional funding sources. A strong member base demonstrates the Donkey Mill’s relevance in the community.


All Membership levels enjoy the following benefits: 

  • A Membership card and our new Donkey Mill bumper sticker
  • Discounted tuition on all Donkey Mill classes and workshops
  • Affordable open studio access (ceramics, print, metals) — see policies for details
  • 20% off member sales in the gallery shop (twice annually)
  • Bi-monthly e-newsletter for our latest news, event offerings and opportunities for artists
  • Eligibility to apply for Donkey Mill workshop scholarships when available
  • Access to our extensive lending library of art books
  • Special invitation to and acknowledgement at our Annual Members Mahalo party


$35 Senior (One adult, 65+ with financial need)

$35 Student (One school-aged child, ages 5-17)

$50 Individual (One adult)

$85 Dual (Two adults in one household)

$120 ‘Ohana (Four members of one household – additional members $35 each)*

$150 Sustaining (Four members of one household – additional members $35 each)***

*Additional benefit: 10% tuition discount (in addition to member pricing) for household members attending the same class or workshop

***Additional benefit: 10% tuition discount (in addition to member pricing) for household members attending the same class or workshop, sustaining member recognition in our Annual Report, reciprocal membership benefits through NARM at over 1,100 arts and cultural museums across North America (how it works).


“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

Fred Rogers


Your gift makes it possible for us to share the responsibility for some of life’s most beautiful lessons. Thank you for being our partner in this wonderful work!



When you shop online: Use Amazon Smile!

If you shop online at Amazon.com, you can donate a portion of each purchase to the Mill just by changing your bookmark! Simply log in with your normal Amazon account to smile.amazon.com and choose Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture as your charity.

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Volunteers are the movers and shakers of our community art center. Whether you’re able to volunteer every day, or once a year, we’ve got a task that will fit your schedule: from event staffing and classroom support, to maintenance and cleanup. Every single donation of time and effort enriches our community (and we have plenty to do)!

Please email us at info@donkeymillartcenter.org if you are interested in volunteer opportunities. Thanks so much!


We’re Hiring!

Have you ever dreamed of working at the Donkey Mill Art Center? Here’s your chance! We are looking to fill two positions: Program Coordinator and a contract Event Coordinator.

Program Coordinator Job Description: https://bit.ly/3JQeltv

Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the Program Coordinator is responsible for serving as the coordinator and support for program related activities in-person and online for all students, members, teaching artists and staff to the Donkey Mill Art Center. This role will provide critical administrative, evaluation and marketing support to the Programs team to ensure all educational programs are executed with efficiency, care, and skill from program development and implementation to improving community access and evaluation processes. This role will also work closely with the Program Director, studio coordinators and Curator.

Interested in applying? Please email a cover letter and resume to ashley@donkeymillartcenter.org with your name and position title in the subject line. Accepting applications until April 23, 2022.

Contract Event Coordinator Job Description: https://bit.ly/3Djanax

We’re searching for an experienced contract event coordinator to manage our beloved community events (Cool Fusion, Annual Art Auction, and more) from concept through completion. The ideal candidate is passionate, creative, detail oriented, and dedicated to providing superb service at every turn. This role demands an expert in all aspects of event planning, including cost containment, space and equipment logistics, procurement, volunteer coordination and workflows.

Please email a cover letter and resume to ashley@donkeymillartcenter.org with your name and position title in the subject line.

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Mahalo for your interest in teaching at the Donkey Mill Art Center!

We are very excited to be preparing for our 2022 – 2023 program year. We invite teaching artists to submit workshop or class proposals via our Workshop & Class Proposal Form, which will be reviewed by our Programs team. Please make sure to attach your resume/CV OR a detailed description of your arts & teaching experience, plus names and contact information for 2 professional references. Upon receipt of a fully completed proposal, staff will follow up with any questions or recommendations/scheduling needs. If you have specific questions about your submitted proposal or need to make changes, please contact our Programs & Admin Coordinator Kasey Lindley at kasey@donkeymillartcenter.org, or 808-322-3362

If you are new to the Donkey Mill, we encourage you to learn about us at donkeymillartcenter.org and through our Facebook and Instagram pages before proposing a class. Our active studios include Youth Art Education, Printmaking (2D), Metals, Fibers and Ceramic Studios.

Additional Information about teaching, proposals, and common questions can be found here: https://bit.ly/3pvAjrG


Wednesday, March 30, 2022: Proposals due for programs September 2021 – April 2023*
April 6 – 20, 2022: Programs staff coordinate scheduling and follow-up
April 27 – May 4, 2022: Notice of Proposal Acceptance
August 6, 2022: Registration opens for Fall 2022 programs
November 12, 2022: Registration opens for Spring 2023 programs

*Exceptions may be made for last-minute teaching opportunities that occur after the proposal due date


Once you have submitted your form electronically, we have received your information. If we require more information our program team will contact you individually. If you have specific questions about your application or need to adjust an application that was already submitted, please contact the Programs & Admin Coordinator, Kasey Lindley at kasey@donkeymillartcenter.org, or 808-322-3362.