World Aliance of
Arts Education

The World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE) is a global arts alliance between international arts education organizations:

  • the International Theater/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) 
  • the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) 
  • the International Society for Music Education (ISME
  • the World Dance Association (WDA)

Members of these four organizations – IDEA, InSEA, ISME and WDA – are automatically members of the World Alliance for Arts Education.

The World Alliance for Arts Education is committed to promoting arts education for all students, at all ages, in formal and informal settings and across all arts disciplines. Working as an united force for arts education, the partnership of these four organizations is uniquely designed to work side by side.

WAAE does not charge membership fees. Events held under the auspices of WAAE are often in partnership with other local and/or national organisations, demonstrating a strong ambition to work as a team, across cultures, histories and socio-economic affiliations.

Each world summit or conference is thematically oriented to address local or regional concerns within an international community.