Workshop Gender data in the creative sector: how to Bridge the gap.

Institute for Media Research, University of Rostock is organizing a Europe-wide workshop

December 11th, 2020 from 9am to 12am. Online: Zoom-Meeting

Please contact us for registration and enquiries:  Yvonne de Andrés  ydeandresgmailcom

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) is supporting the workshop within the framework of the Germany´s Presidency of the European Union. 

Scope:

To provide input how to collect necessary statistical data on the gender data gap in the creative sector within Europe. Best practice example is the film industry, where some comparable EU-wide data exist (For example EWA Study 2017, or research from the European Audiovisual Observatory).

For the creative sectors: music, performance arts (including theatre, dance, and opera), visual arts, literature, and related professions, like museums heads.

How can we generate comparable EU wide data with the focus on: 

  • access to data about the gender distribution in the creative sector and arts labor market
  • access to data about gender distribution in decision-making and leadership roles
  • access to data about resources (funding) and the gender pay gap

Reasoning: “Clear lack of systematic data and approach per sector across Europe to collect this information”, according to the Working paper “Gender gaps in the Cultural and Creative Sectors - European Expert Network on Culture and Audiovisual (EENCA)”. There is a need for interdisciplinary research on gender equality and sharing best practices and examples between Member States.

Workshop with experts from the creative sector:

  • What data do we need to evaluate gender parity in the culture sector?
  • Why do we not have this data? What are the barriers and problems collecting the data?
  • What would be the criteria for data collection?
  • What solutions can we propose to close the data gap?
  • How do we inform about data and share data?

Our workshop will bring together experts VIRTUALLY to determine what improvement of gender data is needed in the creative industries/art to establish gender parity. In a mixture of workshop and breakout session, our meeting will provide the opportunity to record this together.

Please contact us for registration and enquiries:  Yvonne de Andrés  ydeandresgmailcom
  

Schedule of the workshop

08.30 am – 09:00 am
Registration
 
09.00 am - 09.10 am
Welcoming and Introduction
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Prommer
Director of the Institute for Media Research, Chair of Communication and Media Studies, University of Rostock, Germany
09:10 am – 09:15 am
Welcoming
Dr. Sophie Engelhardt, LL.M
Unit K 34 - International Cooperation Culture
Minister of State for Culture and Media, Germany
09:15 am – 09:20 am
Keynote lecture
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Prommer
Director of the Institute for Media Research, Chair of Communication and Media Studies, University of Rostock, Germany
09:20 am – 09:25 am
Keynote lecture
Prof. Dr. Marilena Vecco
Professor in Entrepreneurship Burgundy Business School, Dijon, France
09:25 am – 09:30 am
Keynote lecture
Flavia Barca
President of Acume, Member of the Italian Film and Audiovisual Council at Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism in Italy (Mibact)
09.30 am – 09:45 am Coffee Break
09:45 am – 09:50 am
Input Literature
Nina George
Novelist, President European Writers‘ Council, Germany – France
09:50 am – 09:55 am
Input Music
Katha Alexi
(M.A.), Cultural Studies Scholar, Co-Editor samples (journal of the German Society for Popular Music Studies), Research Fellow/University of Rostock
09:55 am – 10:00 am
Input Fine Arts
Dr. Victoria Durrer
Lecturer/ Assistant Professor (Ad Astra Fellow) School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University Collage Dublin, Irland
10:05 am – 10:10 am
Input Performing Arts
Nicola Bramkamp
Artistic Director BURNING ISSUES - Performing Arts & Equality, Germany
10:10 am – 10:35 am Working groups with each with special focus on a creative field
10:35 am – 11:00 am
Plenum
Reporting from the Working Groups by Moderators
11:00 am – 11:30 am Discuss Topics Identified from Agenda Setting

Breakout Rooms: What solutions can we propose to close the data gap?
11:30 am – 11:45 am Coffee Break
11:45 am – 12:00 am
Plenum and End of the Workshop
Reporting from the Breakout Rooms and synthesis and of the topics for further discussion

Please contact us for registration and enquiries:  Yvonne de Andrés  ydeandresgmailcom

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