The Irish Government has launched a new and pioneering pilot scheme to support artists and creative arts workers. The Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme will examine, over a 3 year period, the impact of a basic income on artists and creative arts workers. The application portal will open at 1pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
The Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme in Ireland will run over a 3-year period (2022 – 2025).
Its intention is to research the impact a basic income would have on artists and creatives work patterns by providing the opportunity to focus on their practice, and to minimise the loss of skills from the arts as a result of the pandemic and to contribute to the sectors gradual regrowth post pandemic.
The pilot scheme will be open to eligible artists and creative arts sector workers.
EDN member Dance Ireland will be a certifying organisation for the scheme, providing accreditation for their Professional Members applying for support.
More information about the Basic Income for the Arts is available here.
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