Since 1985, World Music Institute has been the nation’s leading presenter of traditional music and dance, inspiring wonder for global cultures. Through its concerts and events, WMI educates, engages, and helps to foster deeper cultural understanding among communities around the world. Ticket sales only cover a portion of our expenses. Help us continue our proud tradition of presenting the best traditional and contemporary world music and dance performers to recognize and celebrate the rich diversity of artistic expression.  As you know, it is our mission to expose members of our community to artists and unique performance experiences they might not have access to otherwise, with the goal of educating and inspiring wonder. Now, more than ever, providing opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of the world's different cultures and their traditions is of great importance and we depend on the generosity of people like you to continue our service. Please lend your support with a fully tax-deductible gift.



Howard Gilman Foundation, who are known for their support of robust, innovative and promising arts organizations in NYC, has awarded WMI a $50,000 grant – half of which is a challenge grant for financial stability. We are asking for your support to make the most of this wonderful opportunity. All contributions from new donors, as well as contributions in excess of past donations from existing supporters will be doubled - up to $25,000 - through this season. Double your impact now and show that you, too, love and appreciate the uniting power of music and dance from around the world. 


Thank you for being a committed patron of the arts!