HISTORY OF THE GUAM COUNCIL ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES AGENCY
The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency was established in 1967 by the late Dr. Pedro Sanchez under the University of Guam and was then called the Insular Arts Council (IAC). The agency was dedicated to the development of programs in music, visual arts, cultural heritage, literature, and arts education. In 1972, Through Executive Order 75-23, the late Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo re-established the Insular Arts Council as part of the executive office in 1975.
Public Law 18-8 was enacted to ensure CAHA’s perpetual existence in support of the arts on Guam. Guam CAHA's programs are numerous and include the issuance of grants to individuals and organizations for the perpetuation of the arts and culture of our island, such as folk arts projects, visual arts displays and exhibits, and music and theatre productions to name a few.
“To inspire creativity and expression”
“CAHA exists to encourage and promote the artistic practice of our artisans and create opportunities for Guam residents to learn, experience express and appreciate art and artistic talent in all its forms”
“Weaving Arts & Humanities into our daily lives”