More Women Than Men Work In Arts

Barry’s Blog tells us: ‘We need to examine the reasons why the arts administration field grew to be female dominated, and ask questions such what are the short and long term trends?; how can more of a balance be achieved?; and what are the predictable negative and positive consequences of the trend continuing? We need to know the extent to which the female domination of the sector is at the lower ranks, and not in the higher leadership positions; whether or not pay inequity still exists between the sexes, and to what extent, in our field, and the extent to which comparative low pay vs. other fields keeps people of both sexes from entering the arts; why more men are not enrolling in, and graduating from university arts administration programs; and how we can move to a more balanced gender situation in our field.’

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