Ireland Will Soon Pay Arts and Culture Workers a Basic Income to Help the Sector Bounce Back From the Pandemic

Ireland Will Soon Pay Arts and Culture Workers a Basic Income to Help the Sector Bounce Back From the Pandemic

Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin TD outside Government Buildings. Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland Artists and culture workers in Ireland will soon be eligible for some much-needed financial support as the government readies a new basic income program.

Ireland will commit roughly €25 million ($28.3 million) to the program, which it expects to implement early this year. It will pay some 2,000 people a basic income for three years.

The move aims to help the arts bounce back from “unprecedented damage” caused by the pandemic, according to Catherine Martin, the country’s culture minister, who […]

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