local organizing

We like to say that “the USDAC is not an outside agency coming in; it’s our inside agency coming out.” On the local level, we support communities in articulating their own cultural needs and envisaging their own futures, building a national vision and conversation rooted in grassroots cultural organizing. 

OUTPOSTS

Get a few allies together and you multiply your capacity to learn, plan, engage others, and make real impact. We created the USDAC Outpost model to make that easy for you. Read on, and if this sounds like something that would work for you, click the link below to apply.

Field Offices are local networks committed to ongoing organizing based on USDAC values, acting on the ideas and partnerships that emerge from an Imagining. Learn more...

 

Following a 6-month training program, volunteer Cultural Agents host Imaginings—large-scale arts-infused civic dialogues in which a community envisions an ideal future and identifies creative tactics to get there. Learn more...

Currently in pilot mode, College Hubs support participating students, staff, and faculty in developing arts and social change initiatives on their own campuses and communities while building connective tissue and collective impact across sites. Learn more...