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Promoting gender equality through the arts and creative industries: a review of case studies and evidence.


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Coles A, Kokkinos A, MacNeill K, Robertson M, Vincent J

Year of Publication:
2018

Publisher(s):
VicHealth

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

The VicHealth Action Agenda for Health Promotion (2016–19) recognises that gender equality is a critical determinant of health and wellbeing and a fundamental human right that benefits us all. Artists have long been involved in art for social change.

This research examined arts-based projects undertaken across a diverse range of countries that had as their primary motivation, an engagement with gender, or had potential to be applied to this end. Through a study of over 100 projects, and detailed analysis of around 30, a range of inspiring, engaging and poignant artistic activities and creative products are highlighted. These range from intimate interactions in a public space with an elderly woman lying in a bed, to a never-ending game where players collect, confiscate and fire tampons at one another online.



Evidence Type: Literature Review

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Literature Review

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

MacNeill, K., Coles, A., Vincent, J., Kokkinos, A. and Robertson, M. (2018). Promoting gender equality through the arts and creative industries: a review of case studies and evidence. Victoria: VicHealth.