The Accidental Arts Supporter
An Assessment of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)

Mirasol Riojas
CSRC Research Report, Number 8
May 2006

The comprehensive employment and Training Act (CETA) is often credited as a significant source of funding for emerging minority and community-based arts organizations in the 1970s. unfortunately, much of this history is anecdotal. This study examines available data to assess the impact of CETA on the arts as a whole, rather than on particular arts organizations and/or programs.