Women are strongly represented and even overrepresented in the cultural and creative sector, or at least in some fields of this sector. However, despite what one could think when looking at their quantitive superiority in public cultural institutions or programmes of higher education in culture management and the arts, the creative sector is far from offering equal opportunities for women and men. The barriers found in the creative sector for women are not different from those observed in other economic sectors.
Wondering about gender (in)equality in the arts? A new study by Culture Action Europe provides an overview based on the UNESCO publication on “Gender Equality: heritage and creativity“.
“Gender Inequalities in the Cultural Sector“, edited by Culture Action Europe is now available for download.