Applications are Now Open for the Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme

The application portal is now open for the Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme. The application portal will close on the 12th of May 2022.

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Please read the Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme: Guidelines for applicants and Frequently Asked Questions are available here: Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme: Your questions answered

FAQs for Members of Visual Artists Ireland available here

The overarching objective of the scheme is to address the earnings instability that can be associated with the intermittent, periodic, and often project-based nature of work in the arts. The scheme will research the impact on artists and creative arts workers creative practice of providing the security of a basic income, thereby reducing income precarity.

The Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme 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 delivery of the pilot is a key priority for Minister Catherine Martin, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, to underpin the recovery in the arts and culture sector and provide much needed certainty to the artists and creatives who choose to avail of the pilot scheme.

The pilot scheme is open to eligible artists and creative arts sector workers.

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Source: Visual Artists Ireland News