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.

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. This summer, a new cohort of Cultural Agents will be Imagining with their community and adding their visions right here to the site. See if someone is Imagining near you!

    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! 

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.