The Arts Council today welcomed the news that Minister Catherine Martin launched Ireland’s Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme.
Welcoming the announcement, Prof. Kevin Rafter, Chair of the Arts Council said:
"Ireland’s Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme is a major vote of confidence in the arts sector following a historic €130m budget for the Arts Council again in 2022. In its policy response to the Covid-19, Survive, Adapt and Renew, the Arts Council called for increased funding and a basic income scheme. We look forward to seeing the impact of the pilot programme, and to its expansion in subsequent years.”