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Welcome

Our mission is to provide valuable artistic, education and professional support in service of those in the performing arts, while fostering a global community and enabling cross-cultural exchange.

The Global Foundation for the Performing Arts is dedicated to supporting the performing arts particularly in the realms of classical music and ballet through cultural education, mentorship, collaboration and constructive competition.

Performing artists, whether new or well-established, need support and encouragement to enjoy fulfilling careers. We believe mentorship, concert engagements, artistic guidance and international competitions are vital for self-discovery and cultural exchange.

Young artists deserve professional guidance from mature musicians in order to remain true to their artistic practice. The Foundation provides such advice to artists, competitions and institutions dedicated to rewarding the world’s future performers.

We have partnered with UNITAR and UNESCO to ensure the voices of artists are heard directly by policy-makers and to strengthen the appreciation of cultural education. Other programs under our guidance include the Global Music Education League, the inaugural Summer Palace Festival, and the Alliance International for Ballet Education, based at the Beijing Dance Academy.

Benjamin Woodroffe, President



The Global Foundation for the Performing Arts provides an accurate, searchable reference source of international competitions, festivals, academies and online activities taking place in the fields of classical music and ballet.