For many artists whose unstable financial situation has been exacerbated by a pandemic, achieving their goals can be a daunting task. Is there an answer in Ireland?
This week, the government announced a basic income plan for people working in the arts. The details of the € 25 million (£ 21.2 million) initiative are still shattered, but the three-year scheme will provide 2,000 creatives with about € 325 (£ 275) per week. Pilot applications will begin in January 2022, prior to next spring’s rollout.
Catherine Martin, Irish Minister of Arts, who announced the initiative, said:
Members of the Irish rock band Pillow Queens (pictured) were among the people who welcomed the initiative.of Interview with the Irish Times, Singer Sarah Corcoran reveals how her bandmates had to balance work at Tesco with live performances. “The Basic Income Pilot Scheme is a complete game changer for us,” she said.
image: Lich Gilligan
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