We, the people, do hereby create

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture*

a new citizen-powered initiative to cultivate the public interest in art and culture and catalyze art and culture in the public interest. 

Imagining 2034, Nationwide

This summer, Cultural Agents across the U.S. began bringing their local communities together to envision what their neighborhoods (and the world) might look like in 2034, when art's transformative power has been fully integrated into all aspects of public life. Find out more about the Imaginings and read the reports as they roll in!

    Now Recruiting,     Cultural Agents!

The USDAC is now recruiting a second cohort of up to 18 Cultural Agents—deeply creative individuals committed to social change—to perform the USDAC at a local level, starting by organizing an Imagining. Ready to step up? Find out more about this unique role and and apply here. Applications are due November 21st. 

A People-Powered Department

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is not a federally recognized agency, but an act of collective imagination fueled by all who believe that art and culture are among our most powerful and under-tapped resources for creating a more just, equitable, and vibrant world. Learn more about the USDAC and read our Statement of Values

*The USDAC is not an official federal entity.