Standing for Cultural Democracy: The USDAC’s Policy and Action Platform

Standing for Cultural Democracy: The USDAC’s Policy and Action Platform

We offer this platform to amplify ideas that can advance social healing and bring us closer to a future that countless Citizen Artists have told us they wish to inhabit: cultural democracy grounded in equity and engagement; full cultural citizenship, belonging without barrier; and deep respect for the right to culture—expression, participation, recognition—underpinning any just and caring society.

Adopt a Cultural Impact Study

Adopt a Cultural Impact Study

The right to culture is meaningless unless the value of human culture is recognized and protected. Your neighborhood, city, county, state, nation—any public body authorized to make decisions about things like zoning and development—can support cultural rights by adopting a Cultural Impact Study (CIS) requirement for every project with potential negative cultural impact, designating each project as approved, in need of mitigation to avoid cultural harm, or disapproved.

An Act of Collective Imagination

An Act of Collective Imagination

An Act of Collective Imagination: The USDAC’s First Two Years of Action Research is the first publication to summarize the USDAC’s work to date, along with the lessons we’ve learned about translating community members’ visions into powerful ideas and action.