We, the people, do hereby create

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture*

 Inciting creativity in the service of empathy, equity, and social imagination.

    people's state    of the union

Once a year, the President delivers the his address - a broadcast from one to many. But what if we could all speak and listen to each other? The People's State of the Union is an invitation to do just that. Through "story circles" nationwide this January, more than 150 communities came together to tell their own stories about the current state of our union. Visit the PSOTU site to read stories & watch the Poetic Address to the Nation! 



We're kicking off the 2015 Imaginings! This month, a second cohort of Cultural Agents will host Imaginings in 15 towns and cities across the country. These arts-infused civic dialogues invite neighbors to envision their communities in the year 2034. What will a more just and vibrant world look like? How might we harness culture and creativity to bring it into being? Find out who is Imagining near you!

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 a government agency.