The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a people-powered department — a grassroots action network inciting creativity to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. Learn more about the USDAC and read our Statement of Values, then join this act of collective imagination!
LATEST FROM THE USDAC
There are many ways to connect to the USDAC and other Citizen Artists— see the full list of opportunities:
Art & Well-Being: Toward A Culture of Health is a guide for Citizen Artists who place their gifts at the service of healing, working for both individual and collective well-being, recognizing social justice as the foundation of a culture of health.
The People's State of the Union took place January 25-February 4, 2018. Citizen Artists hosted Story Circles as part of this annual civic ritual and participatory art project—and helped inspire the Poetic Address to the Nation!
Art & Well-Being Citizen Artist Salon takes place on Wednesday, July 25 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT. Join John Govea, Marina Tsaplina, Veena Vasista, and Arlene Goldbard to talk about what you can do to build a culture of health.
CULTURE/SHIFT 2018 will take place November 1-3, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico! This participatory, multi-day convening brings together people from across country for skill-building, deep learning, relationship-building, and creative action for equity, justice, and healing.
A series of video-based gatherings and learning calls for Citizen Artists to dig into thematic material, learn about opportunities, and create connections.
AROUND THE USDAC
This movement is driven by the people— check out artwork and photos from Citizen Artists around the country.