An Evening with Sivan Arbel -Zoom webinar May 27, 7 PM Eastern Time


Critically acclaimed ​Sivan Arbel , an Israeli vocalist, composer, arranger, and a popular  talent on the international jazz scene will perform via a Zoom Webinar at (time) May 27 presented by World Artists Experiences.

Her original music, arrangements and lyrics and other diverse musical influences can be traced to  her Israeli roots and global travels. She has developed a personal style as she entertains in jazz festivals and other venues around the world.  

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“The Journey to the Centre”-a Live Zoom Lecture

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Virtual Chinese New Year Celebration

February 12 marks the end of the Lunar Year of the Rat and the beginning of Year of the Ox. Traditionally, World Artists Experiences welcomes craftsmen and performing artists from China to celebrate the New Year together with us.

2020, the Festival was cancelled due to the pandemic; 2021, the pandemic prevents Chinese groups from visiting. Thank you to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and many friends for developing with WAE the Virtual Chinese New Year Celebration.


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13th Annual Bridges to the World International Film Festival

World Artists Experiences
P.O. Box 9753
Arnold, MD 21012
13th Annual Bridges to the World International Film Festival Features Five Foreign
Films Over Five Weeks
The 13th Annual Bridges to the World International Film Festival is moving from local
screens to Zoom Webinars this year. The festival, sponsored by World Artists
Experiences, features five films from five countries. It will run for five weeks on
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time, beginning February 2 and ending March 2.
A film from a different country will be shown each week. The films were selected and
provided by the embassies to represent their country’s spirit and art of film making. Each
film will be introduced and followed by a discussion. Films will be shown with English
On the Frontline” from Mozambique will be shown Feb. 2. On Feb. 9, “Mellow Mud
from Latvia will be featured. “The Wave” from Mexico will be viewed Feb. 16. “For
Love’s Sake” from Japan will be shown Feb. 23. On March 2, “The Citizen” from Egypt
will be shown.
To join the film festival, use the Zoom Webinar ID 833 6029 3896 and passcode Bridges.
All five viewing will use the same number and passcode. A direct link to the Zoom
Webinars will be on the WAE website at
A festival guide is available for download from the WAE website. The guide provides
information about each film.
In previous years, the annual film festival was held locally in Annapolis, California,
Cumberland, Salisbury, and Towson.
World Artists Experiences is a non-profit organization which bridges international
understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy. The festival is being help in
partnership with the embassies of Egypt, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, and Mozambique. For
more information contact WAE at =
Beth Penn
Media Relations, World Artists Experiences
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Betty McGinnis
President, World Artists Experiences
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Virtual Cultural Immersions



The pandemic has deeply affected the lives of people all over the world. We hear stories from our friends who many of you have either experienced in your community or perhaps hosted in your homes.  All have disappointments, but hope remains high for the future. Until we can welcome and embrace our friends from around the world, we will keep in touch and let you hear from them through links and live Zooms.  We welcome your ideas for bridging people and cultures across continents (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Our New and Changing World-Fall 2020 Newsletter

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"From Topsy-Turvy to New Possibilities"


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During the pandemic and protests, we thank you for your care for the people and cultures of the world.  Also, we are hearing from our  friends and partners with both their support and expressing their value in WAE! You can and have made a
       The voices of our youth are saying:
The world we live in holds seven billion
people; thousands of languages
and trillions of stories, waiting to be told.
People are different and unique, yet all one!
It's not only the color of our skin,
our diversity makes us special on the
outside and the in.
While every name is no bigger than the
length of a hand, happiness knows no boundaries and is the
universal language all names understand.
We all struggle, we all smile, we all cry.
We are inter-connected and our diversity
shapes us and pulls us together.
We try to be grateful, to help the broken
hearted, to remember: “If not me, who? If not
now when? We belong together.
Our differences remind us of our shared
humanity together, we bring peace to the
world. Black hair, blond curls, beads in braids,
a kippah, a hijab-
Inside we are all spices-we make this
One world: filled with the wonder of our amazing stories.
Learning to see, eye to eye,
we celebrate together that being different
makes us human.
With our stories and dreams we teach each other about
Make friends, learn new languages and cross boundaries.
Our differences unite in the glow of one heart.
You’re a foreigner to me, I’m just as foreign
to you.
A rainbow has seven beautiful colors but we
don’t judge one over another.
Let’s partner to stop the oppression caused
by misdirected ambition.
Ignorance is the enemy, not people. We all
breathe the same air, and all our work shapes our singular world.
With a twinge of sadness and a glimmer of
hope, grateful for those we love and those who love
us, we know that we all share responsibility for
this world.
With effort and a little magic, we can change.
Everyone is special and important. In the
end, we are all explorers relying on each other.
From the 2015 WAE’s Bridges to the World Student Anthology. Compiled by Michael Glaser and Rachel Heinhorst.
We must recommit ourselves to build on WAE’s hope. Let us work together for a better world! We ask please for your thoughts, ideas, and willingness to help us to build together!
World Artists Experiences Vision is a world where citizens open dialogues and establish partnership to foster 
mutual understanding thus respect, trust, and small steps toward peace within our world.
Our Mission is to build bridges between diverse people of all cultures using cultural and citizen diplomacy through the universal language of the arts.
Our Programs encourage international interaction with the worlds people by providing channels for communication and exchanges, direct interaction with the people of the world
in communities and homes, providing cultural experiences for educators, students and the public, and
sustainable development opportunities.
Our Tools are the international language of the arts which share what is most culturally and spiritually meaningful to diverse groups.
Our Values:
  •  Uniting the world through dialogue
  •  Encouraging respect, trust and hope among all peoples in the world
  •  Celebrating the humanity that the arts express everywhere.
Our Guiding Principles:
  •  Listening, observing, sharing, and “walking in others’ shoes” to achieve mutual understanding
  •  Establish giving and receiving relationships
  •  Know the commonalities of people and cultures and respect  the differences
  •  Promote peace and hope in our world
  •  Promote hospitality and inclusiveness
  •  Promote international education to provide deep insights into the cultures and issues of the people of the world
  •  Create cultural partnerships
  •  Share humanity through the arts
                         MAY WE ASK FOR YOUR HELP?
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