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 government 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

CALL FOR Project Proposals

Our newly launched  Standing for Cultural Democracy platform, features ten powerful points—policies and actions to advance equity and belonging through culture.  Now we must all push for many of these at the local level by starting conversations, building people-power, and partnering with allies in public agencies. We’re offering microgrants for up to 10 pilot experiments that show how the platform can be put into action. Learn more here >

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