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

Call to Action: #PSOTU2016

Sign-ups are now open for the 2016 People's State of the Union. As part of this annual civic ritual anyone can sign up to host a Story Circle during the week of Jan. 23-31, 2016, bringing folks together to reflect on the state of our union. Stories are then posted online, providing inspiration for the Poetic Address to the Nation. Learn more and sign up.

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