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

Last 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!

    people's state    of the union

Once a year, the President delivers the State of the Union 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, communities will come together to reflect on and take part in shaping the current state of our union. Register to host a story circle near you by January 8! 

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.