Online Consultation on Basic Income for Arts

The pilot scheme for a Basic Income for the Arts is  set to open for applications early this year and will be available for artists and creative arts workers to support their practices This online consultation offers the public the opportunity to feed into the policy development underpinning the pilot scheme

 Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has launched an online consultation on the Basic Income for the Arts (BIA) pilot scheme to elicit the views of artists, those working in the arts and culture sector and the public.

The online consultation ia available for response HERE until the consultation closes on 27 January 2022.

The online consultation follows a successful stakeholder forum on 15 December that saw over 150 participants from 50 artists and arts workers resource and representative bodies come together to discuss the proposal and provide their views and feedback to the Minister and her Department.

Minister Martin established the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce in 2020 as a response to the pandemic, and to provide a platform for solution-focused recommendations for the recovery of the arts and culture sector. The number one recommendation of the taskforce was the introduction of a basic income for the arts pilot scheme.

Read more HERE.