national actions

Nationally, we amplify impact through large-scale participatory actions and calls for creative response, building momentum for positive social change and democratic cultural policy. To date, more than 15,000 people have participated in 40+ states. Here are some of our initiatives. 

Revolution of Values

We call on artists, creative organizers, concerned citizens, and all community members to join together on April 4th, 2017, to draw inspiration from and breathe new life into the prophetic words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., strengthening our commitment to speak truth to power and sparking creative action in the year ahead. Learn more...

The PSOTU is an annual civic ritual in which hundreds of individuals and organizations host Story Circles, reflecting on the state of our union, and share these stories to inspire the collaboratively composed Poetic Address to the Nation. Learn more...

usdac super pac

Alongside the 2016 Presidential Election, the USDAC is launching a Super Participatory Arts Coalition to create public projects that activate agency, inspires meaningful dialogue, and embody what democracy actually looks like. Learn more...

 

From October 10-18, 2015, the people-powered U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, along with dozens of partner organizations, dispatched "Emissaries from the Future" to create pop-up Imagination Stations in public spaces nationwide. Learn more...

USDAC STATEMENTS

From time to time, the USDAC issues Action Calls—sent to our network and shared via social media—to encourage creative response to urgent issues and events. Learn more...