Basic Income for the Arts in Ireland

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 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. The scheme will open for applications on April 12.

The information below answers many of the questions VAI have received from our members. To fully understand the Basic Income for the Arts scheme we recommend reading the extensive information provided by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media General Information Application Guidelines and FAQs.

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