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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   ALEA Ensemble in Concert October 28

World Artists Experiences
in partnership with the
   Embassy of Austria  
Proudly presents the ALEA Ensemble


   October 28, 7 PM, Key Auditorium, St. John's College, Annapolis

The ALEA Ensemble, founded in 1966 by Gerhard Praesent, composer and conductor, and his wife Sigrid Praesent, violinist, has performed in Austria and internationally for over 25 years. The ALEA Ensemble musicians include Igmar Jenner (violin) and Tobias Stosiek (violoncello). It is the goal of the ensemble to promote the understanding and appreciation of contemporary works, either in programs of solely modern compositions of high rank or in combination with carefully chosen traditional works. The ALEA Ensemble has recorded 15 CDs and is well-known and highly regarded through its activities in other musical genres, performing also with piano, singers and winds.

ALEA Flyer

   Arts and Crafts Cultural Immersion Day November 11

   Cultural Immersion Day Featuring Arts and Crafts Fair at the World Bank

Celebrate the World's arts and crafts, meet the artisans, and shop for the unique items which support the artisans.

World Artists Experiences invites you to join us on November 11, 2014, as we visit and shop the INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR held at the World Bank Complex in Washington DC. The fair supports the Margaret McNamara Fund which awards educational grants to women from developing countries. Also included in the day's experiences will be a docent tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception whose 70 chapels and oratories relate to the peoples, cultures and traditions of the world. In addition there will be a mystery stop, a light lunch, special treats and surprises.

The cost for the day is $75 per person which includes transportation, entrance fees and donations, light lunch, refreshments, and surprises. Departure is scheduled at 8:15 am at Sam's parking lot, General's Highway, Annapolis; returning at approximately 4:30 pm. To register, (1) FIRST call the registrar at 410-956-2448 to be placed on the trip log; (2) SECOND, following your telephone registration, complete and mail the form below with your payment. Payment by check must be received within 7 days of telephone registration. PLEASE NOTE: Phone contact with registrar must be made prior to mailing check. We regret that refunds for this event cannot be offered. Program events are subject to change.

Arts and Crafts Cultural Immersion Day

    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!