Kaua'i Songwriters started as a not-for-profit organization to aide songwriters and is now a subsidiary of Arts Kaua'i. The function of Kaua'i Songwriters is largely the same: to  support songwriters in improving their craft, sharing their music, and finding opportunities to build their careers as songwriters. Kaua'i Songwriters does this by holding Open Mic's and Songwriter Showcases, aiding and promoting songwriter networking and collaboration, and bringing music industry professionals to Kaua'i for lectures, seminars, and festivals.