Government grants and guaranteed income for artists
The objective of the grants and guaranteed income programme is to give creative and performing artists the opportunity to actively pursue their artistic career and to aid younger artists in establishing themselves as artists. To ensure diversity and to promote a broad spectre of artistic expressions, there has been established a variety of different grants, including work grants for young artists, established and older, deserving artists, travel grants, miscellaneous grants and guaranteed income to professional artists who have made a qualitative contribution to the arts over a period of several years.
The schemes for grants and guaranteed income for artists is currently being revised. The main goal of the revision is to create a system that ensures a greater number of artists access to grants. Guaranteed income will gradually be replaced by long-term work grants.
The figure provided below refers to the resourced allocated from 2007 through 2011.