Mission Statement: Phoenix World Arts Collective is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization recognized through the IRS, whose mission is to promote cultural diversity and artistic excellence, as well as inspire and educate the community by bridging people of all ages and backgrounds to the beauty of world arts through multicultural events and programs.
The Phoenix World Arts Collective, a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization promotes cultural diversity & education in the performing art scene in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix World Arts Collective (PWAC) provides educational opportunities for Arizonans of all ages and backgrounds to experience dance forms from all over the world. Events & educational programs include WorldDANCE, Café Flamenco, Flamenco en Vivo as well as Flamenco dance classes for children and adults.
Carlos Montúfar is the founder and Executive Director of the Phoenix World Arts Collective. His passion for world dance is rooted in his 16+ year career as a professional Flamenco dancer. He experienced first hand the lack of opportunities available to many aspiring and professional performing artists to improve their craft in a welcoming and supportive environment. This understanding paired with his enthusiasm for bringing multi-cultural events to the Phoenix art scene culminated in the creation of the Phoenix World Arts Collective. Carlos is the driving force behind all PWAC events, creating interesting and elegant events involving people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.