Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme will open to 2000 artists and creatives next week

Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme will open to 2000 artists and creatives next week

The much-touted Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme was launched by the Irish government today.

The scheme will pay €325 per week to 2000 eligible artists and creative arts workers as recommended by the the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce. The Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme will examine, over a 3 year period, the impact of a basic income on artists and creative arts workers. The payments of €325 per week will be made to who will be selected at random and invited to take part.

The scheme was launched by the Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar […]

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