U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

We are here to reimagine...

a just, equitable and welcoming world. The USDAC is not an outside agency coming in; it’s our inside agency coming out! Art and culture create a sense of belonging and activate the social imagination needed to make real change.

Our Story

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a people-powered department—a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. To create a just and welcoming world, we need social imagination to envision and enact change. Yet as a society, we’ve failed to prioritize the programs and policies that cultivate creativity, empathy, ...
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a people-powered department—a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. To create a just and welcoming world, we need social imagination to envision and enact change. Yet as a society, we’ve failed to prioritize the programs and policies that cultivate creativity, empathy, and collaboration. Social institutions seldom allow us to show up as whole, creative humans. Too often, we’re asked to accept stories that depict us only as consumers and workers rather than creators and communicators. Together, we can rewrite these stories.
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a people-powered department—a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging. To create a just and welcoming world, we need social imagination to envision and enact change. Yet as a society, we’ve failed to prioritize the programs and policies that cultivate creativity, empathy, and collaboration. Social institutions seldom allow us to show up as whole, creative humans. Too often, we’re asked to accept stories that depict us only as consumers and workers rather than creators and communicators. Together, we can rewrite these stories.

Upcoming Reimagine events