The American Culture Network was created to inspire a paradigm shift in our collective consciousness through the education, preservation, and celebration of a national culture that encourages critical thinking and innovation.
Culture influences every aspect of our lives and is a reflection of our society's values. Modern culture, fueled by social media, is dominated by instant gratification and commercial success.
Many of our nation's most valuable assets, both historical and contemporary, are not commercially viable and require an investment of time to appreciate. As a result, these national treasures have been neglected and are largely absent from everyday American life. This void is often filled with the enemy of art: apathy.
Government funding for arts education is at a historic low, and unlike most developed countries, the United States does not have a ministry of culture. Consequently, non-profits end up competing against the unlimited marketing budgets of commercialized art in the form of popular culture.
Imagine Americans having the ability to invest in the arts in a direct and impactful way. The long term impact could open the minds of future generations and transform our communities and national workforce.
Too much is at stake to wait for our politicians to make this a priority. With your support, we can spark a radical paradigm shift in our cultural consciousness that will propel our nation onto a path to reach its full potential.
The time for action is now.
It starts with exposure. Just one experience, regardless of whether it's digested as music, literature, or visual art, has the potential to inspire. The creation of memorable experiences is where our journey begins, with the hope of planting a seed of curiosity that leads to self-education and appreciation.
Cable news networks and social media are financed by the monetization of tribalism via positive feedback loops. We must step outside these digital echo chambers to rise above the petty trivialities that are plaguing our screens and airwaves. Together, we can create a culture that focuses on our commonalities, examines the real challenges we face, and celebrates this remarkable time to be alive.