The Status of Women in the Canadian Arts and Cultural Industries: Research Review 2010-2018

This research review from the Ontario Arts Council provides a synthesis of existing research on the status of women in the arts in Ontario and Canada. The authors found that while the overall gender composition of the arts and cultural industries in Ontario is equal, gender imbalances exist in some disciplines. Even in sectors that were numerically gender balanced or equal, significant gendered differences exist in areas like income, leadership roles, and career and industry recognition.

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The Status of Women in the Canadian Arts and Cultural Industries: Research Review 2010-18

A review of the existing research on the status of women in the arts and cultural industries in Canada (with a particular focus on Ontario) commissioned by the Ontario Arts Council. Covers six sectors: visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, music, and media arts/screen. Key findings include employment inequality (divided by sector) and a gender-based income gap, despite equivalency in education and training.

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Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries

Report finds that the cultural and creative sector in the UK is marked by significant exclusions of those from working class social origins. Women, and those from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities face barriers in addition to those associated with social class origin. These inequalities are reinforced by the prevalence of unpaid labour. 

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