Arlene Goldbard heads up U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a collective of artists and activists working to advance an agenda on the state and local level that includes Cultural Impact Studies (similar to Environmental Impact Studies) to help mitigate gentrification in cities and communities, universal basic income for artists and the resurrection of programs like the Works Progress Administration. USDAC will be organizing several dozen meetings to provide the People's response to Trump's inauguration.
Arlene Goldbard is a writer, social activist and consultant whose focus is the intersection of culture, politics, and spirituality. She is best known as an advocate for cultural democracy and a creator of cultural critique and new cultural policy proposals.
Arlene was born in New York, but grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After extended sojourns in Sacramento, Washington DC, Baltimore, Mendocino County, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area, she now resides in Lamy, NM, with her husband, the sculptor Rick Yoshimoto.