Irish government to pay “basic income” to around 2000 artists under new scheme

Irish government to pay “basic income” to around 2000 artists under new scheme

Ulster Hall, Belfast. CREDIT: Getty The Irish government is set to pay approximately 2000 musicians, actors and other performers a basic income for three years.

As reported by BBC News , a consultation has been opened regarding how the new Basic Income For The Arts scheme will run.

Its aim is to provide a weekly payment to a specific group of workers within the arts industry to help them pursue creative projects. A basic payment of €10.50 (£8.75) per hour is suggested, though the overall income is yet to be confirmed.Entertainment and arts venues in the Republic of Ireland were forced […]

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