Imagine an army of creatives—artists, organizers, educators, and others—working to advance equity, empathy, sustainability, and social justice through art and culture. This force is already here! We want to help bring it together and to expand its ranks. Whether you're already performing this work or you're eager to begin, we invite you to join in the building of the new people-powered U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as a Citizen Artist. 

Citizen Artists need not self-define as artists or be U.S. citizens in the legal sense of the word! Rather, we welcome anyone who believes that these times call for a deep investment in creativity and imagination; everyone who wants to apply their gifts to a more just and vibrant world.  Join our mailing list, share your skills, and stay tuned for calls to creative action as well as volunteer opportunities with the people-powered department.

BASIC INFO (required)
a bit about yourself and why you're interested in the USDAC.
Organizational Affiliations
Are you affiliated with any organizations, institutions, or networks that you think might be good to connect with the USDAC in some way? If so, please list them here.
Would you be interested in meeting other people near you committed to USDAC values?
Might you be interested in helping organize a convening of Citizen Artists near you?
Please check off any areas in which you have expertise that you might be willing to bring to the cause.
People and Organizing
Fundraising and Development
Research & Strategy
Communications & Technology
Artistic Chops
In what areas do you have an artistic practice? (We don’t believe in boxes, or strict disciplinary boundaries, so please check all that apply!):
Feel free to elaborate on related experience with any of the boxes that you checked. Do you have a particular area of expertise that you'd be excited to deploy with the USDAC ?
Citizen Artist's Pledge
I do hereby join with the US Department of Arts & Culture in asserting that: access to culture is a fundamental human right; culture is created by all and thus should represent all; cultural diversity is a social good and the wellspring of free expression; a deep investment in creativity is critical to cultivating empathy and social imagination; and art and artists are powerful forces for accomplishing social change and strengthening social fabric. As a founding Citizen Artist, I pledge to all others affirming these values my creativity, integrity, and commitment to cultivate the public interest in art and culture and catalyze art and culture in the public interest.