Sat, 26 April 2014 // 12:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)


The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture* invites you to come mix, meet, mingle, share, and help spark a grassroots movement that harnesses the power of art and culture to cultivate empathy, equity, and social change!

If you’re working on a creative project aimed at making the world a more just and sustainable place, come share it at the USDAC Café at Bowery Poetry on Saturday April, 26th. Last day of the series! Set up a table. Hold “office hours.” Make connections. Find collaborators.

The afternoon will feature pop-up performances, a barter board, break-out conversations, and a Project Open Mic. Lots of possibility; no panel.

12:30-1:15—Open Space 1:15-1:30—Special announcement from the USDAC! 1:30-2:30—Performances and Open (Project) Mic

FREE to attend. All are welcome.

APRIL 12: Trust Art, Opportunity Agenda, Theater of the Oppressed NYC, Participatory Budgeting, NOCD-NY, Arts + Democracy, Floating Library, SWAP/HAUL,, New York Live Arts, STooPS, Maria Bauman Dance, Everybody Now!, and many others...

APRIL 19: Trust Art, SPARK Movement, Creative Visions Foundation, Beautiful Trouble, Urban Bush Women,, The Living Theater, Tisch Center for Art and Public Policy, Sandy Storyline, Brown Rice Family, The Delta, Home Land City, and many others...

APRIL 26: Trust Art, Interference Archive, Capacity Arts, Priority Boxes, Tattfoo Tan,, Lyrical Democracies, The Living Theater, Sandy Storyline, Solar Salon, Tisch Center for Art and Public Policy, and many others...

*The US Department of Arts and Culture ( is the nation’s newest people-powered department, not a federal entity. The USDAC Café is co-curated by NYU's Imagination and Change class.

If you would like to have a table for your project or present in some form please write to with a brief description of your project and your preferred dates of participation.