INCITING CREATIVITY IN THE SERVICE OF EMPATHY, EQUITY, AND SOCIAL IMAGINATION.
THE LATEST FROM THE USDAC:
ART BECAME THE OXYGEN:
A GUIDE TO ARTISTIC RESPONSE
What can art do to offer care, comfort, and connection; amplify protest; and promote reframing and resilience?
This 74-page guide shares ethical, creative, and effective artistic response—arts-based work responding to disaster or other community-wide emergency.
WHO ARE WE?
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.
- Carole Bebelle, Co-founder and Executive Director of Ashé Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans;
- Michael O’Bryan, Program Manager in Youth Arts Education at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Central Philadelphia; and
- Amber Hansen, South Dakota-based visual artist and Co-director of Called to Walls
Moderated by Arlene Goldbard, USDAC Chief Policy Wonk.
What does a people-powered department look like in action?
Watch the videos and explore more USDAC videos here.