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Our Mission

Meany Center for the Performing Arts (formerly UW World Series) at the University of Washington fosters innovative performances that advance public engagement, cultural exchange, creative research and learning through the arts. Meany Center provides opportunities for diverse artists, community, students and faculty to connect in the discovery and exploration of the boundless power of the arts to create positive change in the world.

Our Core Values

EXCELLENCE: We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and the expansion of human potential through arts and learning.

INNOVATION: We encourage artistic risk-taking and collaboration to advance new creative expressions and engage important issues of our time.

CONNECTION: We bring diverse artists, community, students and faculty together in transformative experiences that promote the exchange of ideas and perspectives from around the world.

INSPIRATION: We cultivate the capacity to find joy and meaning through creativity and artistic exploration.