access to culture is a fundamental human right;
culture is created by all and thus should represent all;
cultural diversity is a social good and the wellspring of free expression;
a deep investment in creativity is critical to cultivating empathy and social imagination;
art and artists are powerful forces for accomplishing social change and strengthening social fabric;
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.
*The USDAC is not an official federal entity.