The majority of existing research on the status of women in the arts in Canada focuses on specific sectors, such as media arts/ screen, or theatre, etc., rather than addressing the arts and cultural industries as a whole. The purpose of this report is to help fill this gap by providing an overarching synthesis of existing data on the status of women in the arts in Ontario/Canada. This report covers six sectors: visual arts, dance, theatre, literature, music, and media arts/screen. The report focuses on key quantitative indicators that illuminate the professional experiences of women artists and cultural workers in Ontario specifically and in Canada more broadly.
Authors: Amanda Coles, Kate MacNeill, Jordan Beth Vincent, Caitlin Vincent with Philippe Barré
Researchers: Laurence Dubuc, Sally Storey, Jane Howard, Rebecca Hutton
Published By: Ontario Arts Council
Publication Date: October 2018