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Imagining America partners with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC)

By Imagining America | July 09, 2014

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static.squarespaceImagining America is excited to announce that it will be partnering with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC), a new people-powered initiative aimed at cultivating empathy, equity, and social change through creative, cultural action.┬áThe USDAC launched as an “act of collective imagination” at IA’s 2013 Conference and has continued to build momentum ever since. IA and the USDAC share a commitment to culturally democratic movement building and to bolstering the field of community cultural development both on and off college campuses. This new partnership offers a significant opportunity for mutual growth and impact. Imagining America is supporting the USDAC’s pilot round of “Imaginings” taking place in 16 sites around the country this summer. These arts-infused gatherings bring together a diverse cross section of neighbors to imagine their communities in the year 2034 and to reflect on the role of art and culture in realizing these visions, leading to both local action and a national pool of ideas, images, and stories that will begin to inform the USDAC’s larger strategy. Each Imagining is hosted by one of the USDAC’s founding Cultural Agents. Take a look and see if there’s one near you. Whether or not you can make it to an Imagining, the USDAC invites you to enlist as a Citizen Artist to stay posted and potentially get involved. (Note: You need not be a legal citizen of the U.S. or an artist to be a Citizen Artist with the USDAC!)