Meridian's Art for Cultural Diplomacy program includes the creation of exhibits that emphasize socially relevant topics and important world regions, while promoting partnerships with local and national organizations. Meridian works with embassies, ministries of culture, museums, collections, collectors, and artists worldwide, with exhibitions reaching over 344 host venues in 44 states and 55 countries. In addition, Meridian partners with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) to offer the Global Perspective Film Series - monthly screenings of documentaries focused on international issues of relevance followed by moderated discussions.
Using exhibitions as a focal point, cultural outreach programs deepen the impact of the artworks. At these events, visiting artists discuss their work, dancers demonstrate their traditions, and speakers offer additional insight into relationships among cultures.
Meridian also frequently partners with local institutions to foster community interest in and support for the arts. For example, each June, Meridian collaborates with nine neighborhood museums for the Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend. This event offers exhibitions, tours, music, demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on activities for all ages and interests.