Ireland to trial basic income scheme for artists after COVID

Ireland to trial basic income scheme for artists after COVID

The initiative will cost €35 million per year and follows a recommendation from the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce, established in 2020, to examine how the sector could recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. [Shutterstock/Siam Stock] Ireland’s government approved a three-year-long pilot scheme trialling basic income for artists on Tuesday.

Two thousand artists selected at random will receive €325 per week. The trial is set to start later this month.

The initiative will cost €35 million per year and follows a recommendation from the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce, established in 2020, to examine how the sector could recover […]

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