The Federal Art Project (1935–43) was a New Deal program to fund the visual arts in the United States. Under national director Holger Cahill, it was one of five Federal Project Number One projects sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and the largest of the New Deal art projects.
It was created not as a cultural activity but as a relief measure to employ artists and artisans to create murals, easel paintings, sculpture, graphic art, posters, photography, theatre scenic design, and arts and crafts.
Nate Parker directs and stars in the tale of Nat Turner's violent 1831 slave revolt.
Back in the 1930s and '40s, during the height of the Great Depression, artists designed posters for the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to encourage travel to national parks and other tourist sites in the United States.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) read a list of government projects that once promised to bring new life to the federal hiring process, only to then show it in steadily declining health. “In 2008, OPM (Office of Personnel Management) a...
In 1977 Doris C. Freedman merged public art programs City Walls and the Public Arts Council to form Public Art Fund, which has produced more then five hundred projects all over New York City, bringing work by artists such as Roy Lic...