More than 9,000 artists apply for basic income in Ireland

More than 9,000 artists apply for basic income in Ireland

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More than 9,000 artists have applied for a new dedicated basic income scheme which will see successful applicants receive €325 a week.

Minister for the Arts Catherine Martin said there had been a “huge level of enthusiasm” for the scheme and described the plans as a “watershed moment” for the sector.Assessment of the applications has started and the process will take a number of weeks given the high volume received.The basic income scheme was launched in April when the Government announced the payment would be made available to 2,000 applicants in total. The Coalition has said […]

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