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HEAR MORE: Disabled artists call for changes to Basic Income for Artists scheme

May 24, 2022 13:05 By News Northern Sound
HEAR MORE: Disabled artists call for changes to Basic Income for Artists scheme HEAR MORE: Disabled artists call for changes to Basic Income for Artists scheme
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Monaghan County Council recently passed a motion calling the Minister of Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, and the Arts Minister, Catherine Martin, to make changes to the Basic Income for Artists pilot scheme.

The pilot schemes aims to support the arts and creative practice by giving a payment of €325 a week to artists and creative arts workers.

However, Colm Carthy's motion asked for a solution which would allow artists with disabilities to be in receipt of the Basic Income for Artists payment, without it affecting their disability supports.

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The motion also requests the introduction of a pilot scheme for artists with disabilities, to co-exist for the duration of the Basic Income for Artists pilot scheme, and which would remove the weekly earnings limit and means test from those in receipt of disability supports.

Our reporter, Diarmuid Pepper, has been speaking to Red Keane from DADA, the Disabled Artists and Disabled Academics campaign.

He started by explaining more about DADA and the Basic Income for Artists scheme:

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