Iceland - Majority of population backs up artist wage grant - January 31, 2016

More than half of the population supports the current system of state-paid grants for the arts in the form of a monthly wage to a wide-ranging group of selected artists. 53.2% of respondents to an opinion poll said that they favoured the system, under which selected artists are paid a taxable monthly ‘wage’ of almost ISK 340,000 (approx. €2,400) from taxpayers’ money. Support for ‘artist wages’ is on the increase, with the proportion of the population in favour some 7 percentage points higher than in February 2013 and over 14% higher than in March 2010.

English: http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/culture_and_living/2016/01/27/majority_support …   

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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