Women in the arts

Volume 17 No 7 / November 28, 201828 November 2018

In this issue: Quantitative and qualitative information related to the situation of women in the arts in Canada and abroad, including a report reviewing existing Canadian research in this area, a Canadian study of equity in theatre, a survey of women in music in Ontario, and brief reports from the United Kingdom on the situation of women in certain areas of the arts.


The status of women in the Canadian arts and cultural industries: research review

Arts Research Monitor

This review identifies more than 250 reports, articles, and documents from Ontario and the rest of Canada containing data pertaining to women in six sectors of the arts and cultural industries: visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, music, and medi… View this resource

Achieving Equity in Canadian Theatre: A Report with Best Practice Recommendations

Arts Research Monitor

Based on interviews with theatre professionals, secondary data collected from theatre organizations, international data from equity studies, as well as academic and newspaper articles, this report provides a “picture of (in)equity in Canadian theatre… View this resource

Women in Music: A Profile of Women Working in the Ontario’s Music Industry

Arts Research Monitor

Based largely on an online survey of 455 women working in Ontario’s music industry, this report covers seven types of positions, of which “artist” is one. Survey respondents included employees of music industry companies (60% of all survey respondent… View this resource

#PressForProgress: Evidencing gender inequality in the arts

Arts Research Monitor

These research-based blog posts attempt to find “innovative ways of tracking gender balance” by using existing alternative datasets (i.e., “big data”) to explore the situation of women in certain areas of the arts in the United Kingdom (UK) and elsew… View this resource

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