A gender pay gap for L.A. artists (NYC too) | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times: "A gender pay gap for L.A. artists (NYC too)
9:01 PM, December 1, 2008
As a follow-up to its report 'Artists in the Workforce, 1990-2005,' released in June, the National Endowment for the Arts is releasing today the results of a closer examination of the gender pay gap between men and women artists discovered by the original study.
Surprise -- women artists earn less....
"We find that artists are remarkably entrepreneurial... and the fact of women working in these lower-population areas is a sign to me of how women, in a sense, are really at the forefront of that entrepreneurship, and bringing it to those communities," Iyengar said.
The gender pay gap increases with age and varies by occupation: Women performing artists, including dancers, actors and musicians, have more parity with their male peers than women in non-performing arts occupations, including designing and art direction. But then, performers are traditionally paid less than those in non-performing arts capacities, so there's less cause for women performers to celebrate their parity.""
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Image via WikipediaRokki Carr passed on the link to this LA Times article about the pay gap for women artists: