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 Federal Art Project

The Federal Art project was a relief program that employed artists to help get them back on their feet.

Employing artists everywhere


Anthony DelBene

  It operated from August 29, 1935,               until June 30, 1943.

The Federal Art Project was meant to help out artists in need during the great depression.  This relief program tended to somewhere around 10,000 artists at this time period


The general purpose of the federal art project was to employ artists that couldn't get a job.  Some say around 10,000 artists were paid $23.60 each week which was a huge help during the depression.

The Federal Art project ended in 1943 after the depression began to subside.

Program Effects on the Economy

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Government Spending   


Confidence Building   

Role of Government