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CETA and the Arts: Lunchtime Zoom
Wed, December 15, 2021 12:00 P.M.
Inspired by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the 1930s, the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) was a federal law enacted by congress in 1973 to train workers and provide jobs in public service. During its eight-year run, CETA came to include many programs providing employment in the arts. According to the Department of Labor, it was responsible for "the largest single financial contribution to American culture in the history of this nation”— about $1 billion in 2021 dollars.
Join us for a presentation by CETA Arts alums Virginia Maksymowicz and Blaise Tobia, and dance historian Dr. Colleen Hooper about how CETA put artists to work on a scale not seen since the New Deal.
In conjunction with the library exhibition For The Greatest Number: The New Deal Revisited.
Please RSVP here to receive a zoom link for this virtual talk: cetaarts.eventbrite.com
Image: CETA demonstration against program cuts Manhattan 1979 photo © Blaise Tobia