Mission & History

BLUEPRINT FOR ACCOUNTABILITY, Culture Project’s acclaimed town hall series, is a bold hybrid of journalism, theater and film that brings together leading experts in politics, journalism, academia, and social activism along with visionary artists, to create high-voltage, multimedia conversations designed to educate, entertain and mobilize citizens for vigorous engagement in restoring accountability into our civic society.

Accountability is critical to democracy. At a time when grave challenges threaten American democracy, Culture Project presents “Blueprint for Accountability,” a series that asks “How can we empower ourselves to hold our leaders–in government, education and corporate institutions–accountable for the events of the past and the conditions of the future?”

Culture Project’s May 2009 launch of “Blueprint for Accountability,” at the Times Center with Rachel Maddow, made breaking news when Lt. General Sanchez called for a commission to investigate Bush-era interrogation and torture tactics–the first major military commander to do so.


CULTURE PROJECT is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, we aim to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time.