Media Release: Australia Council, 12 November 2020
‘THE GENDER PAY GAP AMONG AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS’
‘Australian women (artists) continue to earn less than their male counterparts. In the most recent comprehensive national survey of professional artists’ economic circumstances, which was undertaken in 2016-17, the total incomes of female artists were 25 percent less on average than for males, and women earned 30 percent less from their creative work. These differentials were greater than the workforce gender pay gap of 16 percent at that time.’ Throsby, Petetskaya and Shin, Economics, Macquarie University in consultation with the Australia Council for the Arts.