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Critical Lens: ART x CETA

Photo: Sarah Wells Register for this event via Eventbrite Join us virtually or in-person to explore the history of how a government-funded jobs program put artists to work across New York City. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. City Lore, Artists Alliance Inc., and the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) present Critical Lens: …

Artist Labor and the Legacy of CETA

In conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore and Artists Alliance present Artist Labor and the Legacy of CETA, a panel discussion, on March 18th at 6:30 pm.  CETA pioneers from the Bay Area and New York City come together to discuss the impact of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act on artists and arts infrastructure across the …

CETA Photo Forum

In conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore and Artists Alliance present the CETA Photographers Forum on Thursday, March 17th at 6:30 pm. Five New York City-based photographers–all CETA artists project alumni–come together to discuss the impact of federal funding on their personal and professional lives. Participating artists will reflect on the role of photography …

How an Almost-Forgotten Federal Program Kickstarted the Feminist Art Movement

In conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore, Cuchifritos Gallery and the Women’s Caucus for Art will be hosting a Zoom presentation: How an Almost-Forgotten Federal Program Kickstarted the Feminist Art Movement. From 1974 to 1981, more than 10,000 artists, actors, writers, and musicians were employed under the federally funded Comprehensive Employment and Training Act …