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World Arts West

Supporting Bay Area artists sustaining diverse world dance and music traditions since 1978

www.worldartswest.org Tax ID 94-2542619

World Arts West is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that supports over 450 Bay Area dance companies that are sustaining and celebrating the world's cultural legacy. The work of our organization includes producing and presenting the nationally acclaimed San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival each year. 

The New York Times has called our annual Festival "a glorious  achievement...one of the finest of all American dreams: a setting where cultures can celebrate their own traditions while honoring and  applauding others."

The mission of World Arts West is to support local artists sustaining diverse world dance and music traditions by providing needed services and performance opportunities, while deepening the public's support of and engagement with these inspiring culture bearers.