The Irish Government has launched Ireland’s Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme. The scheme is informed by the Number One recommendation of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce, to address the financial instability faced by many working in the arts. It is recognition, at Government level, of the important role of the arts in Irish society. It also places a value on the time spent developing a creative practice and producing art.
The Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme will examine, over a three year period, the impact of a basic income on artists and creative arts workers. Payments of €325 per week will be made to 2,000 eligible artists and creative arts workers who will be invited to take part, from a random selection of eligible submissions. The scheme will open for applications on Tuesday, 12 April and close on Thursday, 12 May 2022.
Full details at the Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme website.