Basic Income for the Arts

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Basic Income for the Arts

75,000 Canadian Artists Unite: It’s Time for a Basic Income

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Today, we join 30+ arts organizations and 250+ independent artists and cultural workers, through one united voice: We call upon the Government of Canada to ensure the financial well-being of all residents by implementing a permanent basic income guarantee.

A public letter from the arts community for a basic income guarantee. Read the full letter by visiting

Join the co-authors of the public letter at the webinar, The Case for Basic Income for the Arts, on July 29, 2020, at 2:00pm EST, hosted by Basic Income Calgary and Ontario Basic Income Network.


  • Zainub Verjee – Laureate of the 2020 Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts
  • Patti Pon – President & CEO of Calgary Arts Development
  • Clayton Windatt – Independent Artist and Curator
  • JD Derbyshire – Comedian, Writer, Mad Activist
  • Pierre-Luc Landry – Union of Quebec Writers
  • Craig Berggold – Independent Artist

For more information or to register, visit

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