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.