Women represent a higher proportion of artists than arts leaders in every province
In most provinces, women are a majority of artists but a minority of arts leaders
In December, my census-based analysis of senior-level workers in the arts sector showed that women are neither fully represented nor equally paid in arts leadership positions in Canada. Last week, I examined the representation of women in 10 artist occupations.
Today’s post shows how the representation of women in artist and arts leadership occupations varies between the provinces. I have excluded the territories from this analysis because of uncertainties in the initial estimates (which could lead to inaccurate estimates of the percentage of women).
The analysis is quite broad-based: there are 202,900 artists and 56,200 people in arts leadership positions in Canada. 54% of artists and 42% of arts leaders are women.
The post does not contain demographic, financial, or historical analysis. These will have to wait for me to receive a custom data request. At that time, I will produce a demographic and financial analysis for sponsored jurisdictions only.
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