ERIC Number: ED155098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Creative Woman: A Report of the Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, Washington, DC.
This monograph presents a report on the status of women in the arts and humanities. The report points out the inequities and sex discrimination widespread in the field. Inequities occur in salary, opportunity of employment, and advancement to higher positions. The study was prepared by a Committee on the Arts and Humanities designated by the National Commission for the Observance of International Women's Year. Information was gathered from four major sources: (1) testimony in seven hearings before the Commission; (2) women working in the arts and humanities; (3) selected survey of private foundations; and (4) selective public members with specific and general knowledge of the field. Information in the report addresses itself to the creative and performing arts, architecture, cultural institutions such as libraries and museums, private foundations, teachers of the arts and humanities, and the government. The Committee recommended that women be appointed to managerial, administrative, and policymaking posts in cultural institutions; grant-awarding panels be more equitably comprised of men and women; blind judging be instituted for all candidates for art and humanities awards, fellowships, exhibitions, and employment; and radio and television industries correct the pervasive under-representation of women in prime-time roles and commercials. An appendix lists members of the Arts and Humanities Committee, guest panelists at the Committee Hearings, and recommendations of the Committee. A bibliography is included. (JR)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Architecture, Employed Women, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Feminism, Fine Arts, Foundation Programs, Government Role, Higher Education, Humanities, Librarians, Museums, Music, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Theater Arts
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, Washington, DC.
Note: Tables and lists on pages 7, 13, 31, 33 and all footnotes may not reproduce clearly in hard copy due to small type size of original document