San Francisco is investing in its artistic community. Starting in May, 130 local artists in the city will receive $ 1,000 a month in cash, with no restrictions.
The pilot program for universal basic income is set to last for six months. According to the San Francisco Chronicle. Artists will be selected from among those “whose artistic practice is rooted in a historically marginalized society”.
The Mayor of San Francisco London Post announced the program on Thursday.
Bread said, “This new program is an innovative effort to help our creative sector weather this difficult time, and come back stronger and more flexible than before.” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts website. “The arts are essential to our local economy and are an essential part of our long-term recovery.”
The program is open to artists working in music, dance, creative writing, visual arts, performance art, installation, photography, theater and film. Arts teachers and craft workers are also eligible as long as they meet the income qualifications.
YBCA claims that the San Francisco art community generated $ 1.45 billion prior to the pandemic and employed nearly 40,000 locals.
“There are people who are living in difficult conditions right now,” Deborah Cullinan told me Chronicle. “We want to move as quickly as possible to provide them with the resources they need.”