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San Francisco to pay ‘essential’ artists $1,000 per month basic income in pilot program amid pandemic

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“The Office of Racial Equity at the San Francisco Human Rights Commission will handle the program and artists from ”historically marginalized communities” are encouraged to apply.

Other basic income programs under development in San Francisco include funds for emergency medical technicians and Black and Pacific Islander expectant mothers, FOX 2 reported.

You could call it art for art’s sake — plus $1000 a month.

San Francisco plans to start paying 130 local artists $1000 a month starting in May through the fall in a pilot program announced on Thursday.

It follows other so-called ”universal basic income” efforts being launched in California amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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