Diversity and Inclusion

Gender Equality

For performers, the question of gender equality in their working lives has a very particular resonance: on the one hand, cultural production has a specific role in promoting equality among men and women, as well as plurality of thought and opinion. These values are fundamental in democratic society and culture is a vital medium for upholding them and exploring them and may also, at times, offer an important critical eye and voice. The work of performers is at the heart of this sector. It is often they who hold up a mirror to our societies. On the other hand, performers are also affected by stark inequalities in their working lives: women performers tend to have shorter careers and earn less than men; their choice of work is likely to be narrower and decrease significantly around the age of 40; they face a significant struggle in balancing work and caring responsibilities.

FIA has sought to better document and understand the challenges that female performers face and to call for change. It continues to be a voice advocating for equal opportunities in the arts, as well as for a balanced representation of men and women on stage and screen, free of stereotyping and sexualisation. FIA affirms that all performers must have full and equal access to all the professional and social advantages obtained by the workers in the sectors in which they are active.

Equality and Diversity in the Audiovisual sector in Europe

On this website you will find all the results produced and resources collected by the European social partners in the Audiovisual sector in the context of their cooperation in the...

Gender Equality On & Off the Stage

This website and resource center is the outcome of the European Project: ‘Gender Equality on and off the Stage: A Mapping Project of the European Live Performance Sector’ carried out...

Equality and Diversity in the Audiovisual sector in Europe
Gender Equality On & Off the Stage

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