5. Success Stories and Positive change

Modern-day "Federal Art Project" funded by Act of Congress?

Lobby for a new "Federal Art Project" like the Great Depression-era Works Progress Administration. The New Deal program was funded under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935.

Jackson Pollock got his start under that program.

"One particular success was the Milwaukee Handicraft Project, which started in 1935 as an experiment that employed 900 people who were classified as unemployable due to their age or disability.[1]:164 The project came to employ approximately 5,000 unskilled workers, many of them women and the long-term unemployed."

(Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Art_Project.

Source cited in that article: Kennedy, Roger G.; Larkin, David (2009). When Art Worked: The New Deal, Art, and Democracy. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8478-3089-3.)


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