More than 9,000 artists apply for universal basic income scheme

More than 9,000 artists apply for universal basic income scheme

The successful 2,000 applicants will receive €325 a week

Minister for the Arts Catherine Martin says there has been a ‘huge level of enthusiasm’ for the scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson

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 […]

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