An annual celebration of cultural dance presented by Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center

World Arts Fest 2022 Reel by Megan Martinez-Goltz

Supporting Cultural Artists in Our Community

Through our underwritten program by the Hohenberg Foundation and generous donors in our community, the Diaspora Performance Project has been supporting and developing a strong foundation for five artists selected for two years of support; Shawn Merriman Roberts (Haiti), Mandjou Kone (Mali), Loubayi Arnaud (Congo), Oumou Faye (Senegal), Ramon Ramos Alayo (Cuba) and Vivien Boussamina (Congo). This program has allowed these artists to expand impact in their artistic and community relationships.
Click on the link below to find out more about our current WAF programming that further supports cultural artists in our community throughout the year.

Over the past 8 years, TWDCC’s Santa Cruz World Arts Festival (SCWAF) has celebrated culturally rich music and dance from around the world with free performances, family focused programming, and  the bringing together of many communities through the dance arts. We remain committed to this work and dedicated to always insuring the artists in our community are supported and thrive. To continue the SCWAF we believe that making this a bi-annual festival will allow us to have a more robust and well supported and funded event. We thank everyone for your support and passion for this event and believe we all share the desire to keep culturally rich and inclusive programming in the heart of our community.”

In Community,

Cat Willis

founder, former executive director

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