We, the people, do hereby create

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

Inciting creativity in the service of empathy, equity, and social imagination.

A People-Powered Department

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is not a federally recognized 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

2016 Poetic Address to the nation

Inspired by stories shared at more than 100 People's State of the Union events across the country, the Poetic Address to the Nation took place on Sat., Feb. 20, 2016. Learn more here.  

What does a people-powered department look like in action? Watch the video! And explore more USDAC videos here.