Publication on gender gap in cultural and creative sectors by the European Commission
The Workplan for Culture 2019-2022 of The Council of the European Union is considered a strategic instrument setting priorities and defining concrete actions to address the increasing shift to digital technologies, globalisation and growing societal diversity in the area of cultural policy.
The Council mentions gender equality as one of the five sectoral priorities. Therefore the European Commission has conducted a study to provide background information and identify the situation of women artists and professionals in the cultural and creative sectors (CCs).
The report Gender gaps in the Cultural and Creative Sectors (2019) summarises the main policy developments and recommendations made regarding cultural and creative sectors and gender, by bodies such as the EU, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, and the ILO. The main focus of the report is on understanding the current state of affairs concerning women in the CCSs, the gender gaps at work, and the underlying drivers of those gender gaps.