Ireland Is Offering $355 Per Week for 2,000 Selected Artists | My Modern Met


By Margherita Cole on April 20, 2022

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“This announcement heralds a new era for the arts in Ireland…I want the arts not just to recover, but to flourish.”

As the world grapples with working during a pandemic, governments are searching for new ways to revitalize their country. That is why Ireland is implementing a recovery strategy aimed at their arts and culture sector, which was devastated by the hardships of 2020. The Basic Income for the Arts program is going to provide a weekly payment of €325 (about $355 USD) to 2,000 selected artists and creative art workers over a period of three years.

This pilot initiative was proposed after the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce took stock of the many struggles facing creatives working in Ireland and evaluated the best way to jumpstart the arts sector. “This announcement heralds a new era for the arts in Ireland,” Irish Minister Catherin Martin says. “As our artists and creative professionals emerge from the devastating impact of the pandemic, the government is committed to providing an unprecedented level of support as they seek to rebuild their livelihoods. I want the arts not just to recover, but to flourish. That is why I secured funding to help realize this scheme, which was a key priority for me in the Budget.” [,,,]

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