The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a people-powered department (not a government agency). We believe that art and culture are 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, 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:
The 2018 People's State of the Union will take place from January 25-February 4, 2018. Host a Story Circle in your community as part of this annual civic ritual and participatory art project—and help inspire the Poetic Address to the Nation!
Help spark a movement to acknowledge original Native inhabitants at the opening of all public events.
How can we respond creatively and ethically to social and environmental crises?
A call for artists, creative organizers, concerned citizens, and all community members 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.
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.