The Department of Public Transformation started as a cross-country documentary art project highlighting the work rural-based artists and arts organizations are doing to make their communities a more vibrant, healthy, connected place to live. Through ongoing artist inquiry and an ever expanding national network, the Department continues to expand and adapt to find new ways to tell stories, share knowledge and understanding, and connect artists and rural practitioners all over the country.

Building upon these networks and learnings, The Department of Public Transformation is an artist-led organization that collaborates with local leaders in small towns to develop creative strategies for community connection and increased civic pride and participation.


We need your help to continue the journey! A contribution of any amount makes you an official member of the Department of Public Transportation! Click the button below to show your support: