What? Basic Income for the Arts in Ireland – What have we learned after 8 months?

When? Wednesday 7th June 2023 6:30pm – 8pm BST,

Where? Online: You can register for the event here.

UBI Lab Arts, UBI Lab Leeds and UBI Lab Network, in association with Basic Income Ireland present:

This second in a special series of discussions is dedicated to reflecting on what we can learn from the Irish Basic Income for the Arts Pilot Scheme, as it unfolds.

The Government of Ireland is running a Basic Income pilot that began in September 2022. 2000 artists and cultural workers will receive a weekly unconditional income of €325 weekly for a period of three years. This second session will be an opportunity to check-in with some of the artists involved in the pilot scheme and learn from them about how it is affecting them and their creative communities. You can watch the recording of the first session from December 2022 here and read the blog about the session here.

This time artists Shane Finan, Alisha Doody and Tadhg Ó Cuirrín will give their personal insights from the perspective of recipients and members of the ‘control group’ who applied but will not receive the basic income. Also Basic Income Ireland will give a brief introduction to their work and the political context of Ireland.