A short cultural policy profile for Ireland is now available on the Compendium. A special thanks go to our Irish expert Paraic Mc Quaid.
Below you can see a few highlights of the cultural policy developments in Ireland:
- In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the government allocated significant increases in funding to the Arts Council in 2021 and 2022 budget allocations, effectively doubling the agencies budget
- The government has been clear in its financial support and advocacy towards the audio-visual sector (increased allocation of EUR 6.65 million for 2022 bringing total funding to EUR 36.7 million).
- In 2022, a new Basic Income for Artists (BIA) three-year pilot scheme was launched. This has been a greater success in terms of uptake with over 9 000 applicants for 2 000 places. The scheme offers artists and arts workers a basic income of 325 EUR per week (near the Irish minimum wage) from 2022 to 2025.
For more information on BIA, follow this link.
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