World Artists Experiences

World Artists Experiences (WAE) bridges international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in communities, colleges and schools. The arts are used as an international language.

WAE encourages international interaction by providing channels of communication and exchange; including opportunities for educators and students, cultural experiences, direct public interaction with the world's people, and empowerment of students to become world leaders.

For more information, see "About WAE" on the menu above.

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   Ukraine Evening in Annapolis January 8

World Artists Experiences
in partnership with the Embassy of Ukraine  
Proudly presents the Gerdan Ensemble


   January 8, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis

   Displays open at 6 PM; Performance at 7 PM

The Gerdan Ensemble, a professional group of musicians and dancers in the Washington, DC, area inspired by their native roots and heritage, bring alive rich arrangements that reflect their passion for traditional Eastern European folk melodies and rhythms that are fresh, lively and beautiful. The evening will include displays of traditional crafts that will be available for purchase.

Gerdan Ensemble Flyer

   The Arts in U.S. Diplomacy Cultural Immersion Day January 15

   The Arts in U.S. Diplomacy Cultural Immersion Day January 15

Begin the morning with a docent tour of the U.S. Department diplomatic reception rooms filled with the finest 18th and 19th century American antiques. A video at provides a preview of what will be seen on this tour. Jeanne Fogle, a local historian, will narrate a bus tour of the residential history around the White House. A catered lunch will be served at Bacon House, an historic residence built in 1825. Today it is the headquarters of DACOR, an association for foreign affairs professionals and the home of the Ringgold-Marshall Museum. Our afternoon concludes with a visit to the Woodrow Wilson House, where President Wilson lived until his death in 1924. Located in the Embassy Row area, the Georgian Revival style home is preserved by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It serves as a monument to President Wilson, who was most noted for his efforts to preserve world peace through the establishment of the League of Nations.

The cost is $125 per person including transportation, lunch with wine, admissions, and much more. Depart from Sam's Club parking lot on General's Highway, Annapolis, at 7:15 a.m. and return at approximately 5:00 p.m. TO REGISTER: (1) call the registrar at 410-956-2448 to be placed on the trip log; (2) complete and mail the form below with your payment. Payment by check must be received within 7 days of telephone call. PLEASE NOTE: Phone contact with registrar must be made prior to mailing check. We regret that there will be no refunds for cancellation. Program events are subject to change.

Cultural Immersion Day Flier and Registration Form

    Intern Opportunities!

Intern Opportunities!

World Artists Experiences is pleased to offer intern opportunities to college students for the Fall and Spring semesters, and also during the summer months. These are available in the fields of administration, development and marketing. Please see the announcements below for detailed descriptions and application information.

Administrative Internship

Development Internship

Marketing Internship

    Calling Volunteers!

Calling Volunteers!

World Artists Experiences is organizing teams of volunteers to build and further the vision of bridging international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in schools, colleges, and communities.

We invite you to join us.

Please email: or Call 410-647-4482 or 410-647-7494

and indicate areas which you might enjoy assisting WAE: publicity, development, administrative assistance, web design, fundraising, cultural immersion experiences, cultural ambassadors in schools, international art exchanges, international education month, an international summit, Ambassador Series of world experiences in communities, assisting with the welcoming and hosting international groups, graphic design, as programs, flyers, etc., videotaping, coordinating volunteers, hosting a "house of Friends" to allow many people to know about the organization, building audiences, writing, editing, researching, grant writing, etc.


In February, World Artists Experiences and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China's Cultural Office worked together to present their first joint student art exchange between American and Chinese elementary students.

The event was billed as a "visual dialogue" between Yijin Elementary School in the Zhejiang Province and Crofton Woods Elementary School in Crofton, Maryland.

The opening celebration, which included songs from both countries performed by students, was held on February 21 at Crofton Woods Elementary. Members from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, and Maryland state and county government representatives attended the reception, as did local artists and members of the community. The final song was sung in darkness. As the song continued to describe the importance of children's lights in the world, the room was filled with candles that the children lit.

Some of the artwork was taken by Crofton Woods to be presented at the National Art Teachers' Association in New York City.

World Artists Experiences' Cultural Immersion day trips to Washington D.C. to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of countries from around the world are becoming extremely popular. To see photos from past Cultural Immersion days, click here: European Union Immersion Day Photos

World Artists Experiences is fueled by the enthusiasm and energy of a large corps of volunteers who work in several program teams: Ambassador Series concerts and events; Cultural Immersion Days; and International Education. Volunteers also lend their time and talents to several support teams: Public Relations / Technology; Development; Legal / Governance; Budget / Finance; Strategic / Long-Range Planning; Personnel and Nominations; and Staff / Volunteers.

Do you believe in our mission and want to join our cadre of volunteers? We would love to hear from you!

To join the many volunteers who support World Artists Experiences, click here. We couldn't do what we do without you!