ICYMI: A Bipartisan Bill Aims to Assist Arts Workers
A new bipartisan bill in Congress proposes a $300 million federal grants and commissions program for art workers. The Creative Economy Revitalization Act (CERA) is "a joint effort between hundreds of cultural organizations to stimulate the creative economy through public art projects across the United States,” pens Billy Anania in Hyperallergic.
Rep. Teresa Lefer Fernandez (D-NM), who brought the bill to the House floor, tweeted on August 13, 2021, “The WPA put artists back to work after the Great Depression and preserved generations of history through art. Today, I introduced the Creative Economy Revitalization Act to do just that. Let’s get artist back to work after this pandemic.”