The Foundation for World Arts (FWA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating long-lasting relationships between individuals, artists, and organizations across Los Angeles to nurture cultural exchange, tolerance, understanding, and to strengthen a deeper unity within the community through the arts. FWA is committed to peace, cultural understanding, and the need for universal responsibility. Since its creation, FWA has brought together tens of thousands of people of diverse ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, including artists of all types, community and religious leaders, educators, and students. FWA regularly accomplishes its goal through the triennial World Festival of Sacred Music.
A grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network helped support “Water Is Rising,” the Gala Concert of the 2011 World Festival of Sacred Music.