Women in the Arts
Women remain underrepresented in many areas of the arts and especially at senior levels. In this session we examine why inequalities persist within arts organisations and the negative impact this has, not just on the careers of individual women, but on the success of the entire sector. We’ll then turn to what any arts organisation can do to accelerate change, providing a range of practical and creative solutions.
About the Course
This session is for any arts organisation that wants to review the nature of support and understanding it has in place for the women who work, volunteer and participate within its workforce and creative programme. Providing a structured space for a constructive dialogue around sexism, misogyny and how these can play out in the arts, the session demonstrates the importance of ensuring equality is in place for women (and, especially, marginalised women) as a fundamental part of any work designed to increase diversity.
We’ll explore what is lost when the talent of women is not capitalised on and explore the ways in which inequities experienced by women in their wider lives can be compounded by working for arts organisations that are lacking in awareness and support mechanisms. We then go on to provide an array of practical recommendations that organisations can implement to ensure their practices and policies are equitable and foster the talent of all their teams, regardless of gender.
In addition to our general Women in the Arts training, we also offer specialised sessions tailored to exploring the situation for women in certain parts of the arts workforce. Contact us for further information.
Make an enquiry
All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.