The successful applicants will get €325 a week under the pilot scheme.
65 people working in the arts in the midlands - including musicians, dancers and writers - have today been granted a basic income.
They were selected from over 8,000 eligible applicants and will get €325 a week under the pilot scheme.
Arts Minister Catherine Martin says they include people from all art forms, ages groups and counties;
Today is an historic day for the arts in Ireland— Catherine Martin TD (@cathmartingreen) September 8, 2022
2,000 artists & arts workers have been selected for the Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme
They will receive €325 per week for 3 years
This is the beginning of what I hope is a new era for the arts pic.twitter.com/EipzfX1fSP