The cultural and creative sectors (CCSs) have the reputation of being inspirational and innovative, but also accessible and “cool”. However, this is not necessarily the case when it comes to gender equality.
“Gender equality in the CCSs” is one of the six priorities in the Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022 which states that gender disparities need to be acknowledged and tackled by specific policies and measures. In order to raise awareness at political and administrative levels and within the different sectors, there is a need for comprehensive data and an exchange of good practice.
EENC contribution to date
As the first step in the implementation of the Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022, the European Commission requested that EENCA carries out a mapping of the situation of female artists and professionals in the EU. The report “Gender gaps in the cultural and creative sectors” (link) provides an overview of the main gender gaps and their drivers across different CCS.
Support to the Open Method of Coordination Working Group of Member States’ experts on “Gender equality in the CCSs”
The EENC has supported the Open Method of Coordination Working Group of Member States’ expert in its last stages of drafting of the report. “Towards gender equality in the cultural and creative sectors” published in June 2021.
For more information on gender equality in the CCS, see: Gender equality | Culture and Creativity (europa.eu)