Welcome to the WISE (a Worldwide Institute Supporting Exchange) website!
most recent development in our foundation's activity has been
the awards and small grants program for outstanding students and
early career individuals in New England. This program
seeks to recognize, reward, honor and celebrate these performers and
the conservatories or companies in which they perform. Selection
of award recipients utilizes a process of peer review in keeping with
our foundation's tradition of student participation in the governance
We acknowledge that, due to the small size of WISE,
many very worthy young talents in New England remain by our
foundation unrecognized. Awards are granted in two categories:
emerging artist awards for those still in formal training and
outstanding artist awards for those more advanced in their careers.
Awards are always delivered in person by member of our organization
and are accompanied by discussion of our foundation's programs as
they may be of potential benefit to the award winners.