Irish plan to give artists £270 a week should be copied in the UK, say campaigners

Irish plan to give artists £270 a week should be copied in the UK, say campaigners

Under a pilot scheme, 2,000 Irish artists will get £270 a week to focus on their work. Campaigners are calling for a similar programme to be rolled out in the UK. Musicians playing on the streets of Ireland. Photo: Robin Hutton As Ireland introduces a basic income for artists to help the sector recover post-pandemic, UK organisations have called on the British government to follow suit.

The Irish government on Wednesday announced it will give a basic income of €325 (£270) a week to 2,000 artists, actors and musicians, to support the creative industries in the wake of coronavirus. As […]

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