Ministers to consider basic weekly payment for artists

The allowance would be paid on top of any additional income earned

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
15th November, 2020
Ministers to consider basic weekly payment for artists
Catherine Martin.T.D. Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport & the Gaeltacht credit: Fergal Philips

A radical plan that would see artists receive a weekly state payment on top of which they could earn additional income is expected to be discussed by ministers this week.

The proposal is one of a number of recommendations in a report by the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce, which is due to be brought to cabinet by Catherine Martin, the Arts and Culture Minister, on Tuesday.

Among its proposals is a three-year pilot of...

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