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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   2016 Bridges to the World Film Festival

2016 Bridges to the World Film Festival

World Artists Experiences and the International Division of Maryland's Office of the Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Embassies of the respective countries and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, Salisbury University, Towson University, Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, and South Penn Elementary School in Cumberland, MD invite the public to attend free screenings of five international films, one each from Israel, Slovakia, the Philippines, Panama and Syria. The Bridges to the World International Film Series is a statewide, month-long initiative in recognition of the State's global reach and a reflection of those connections here in Maryland.

The series will run for five weeks from February 1 through March 8 at six venues throughout the state and feature films chosen by the embassies of the respective countries. Each film will be introduced, screened, and followed by a discussion. Presentations begin at 7:00 p.m. All films will be shown with English subtitles.

Snow Cancellation Announcements:
Check with the venues directly or this website.

Tickets are not required for these free screenings; however seating is on a first-come basis.
Note: Countries will remain the same but film are subject to change as designated.
The schedule is as follows:

Week of February 1: Israel Cupcakes (2013)
Week of February 8: Slovakia Cruel Joys (2002)
Week of February 15:Philippines Bamboo Flowers (2013)
Week of February 22:Panama Breaking the Wave (2014)
Week of February 29:Syria Vent & Cham (two short films)



Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Salisbury University
Great Hall of Holloway Hall
1101 Camden Street
Salisbury, MD

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
South Penn Elementary School
500 East 2nd Street
Cumberland, MD 21532

Also on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

(Please Note: Maryland Hall will be closed on Jan 23. The film scheduled for that night will be shown on March 8th at Maryland Hall.)

Also on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Road
California, MD 20619

Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
Towson University - Van Bokklen Hall auditorium
8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21204

2016 International Film Festival Flier for Annapolis

2016 International Film Festival Flier for Bowie

    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!