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.

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

Imagining 2034 nationwide

To date, USDAC Cultural Agents have hosted Imaginings in 24 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? Learn more here and watch the video below to get a glimpse of people-power in action.

What does a people-powered department look like? Watch the video! And explore more USDAC videos here.