Funding for women artists
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In 1989, a cross-sectoral unit was established within the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and tasked with addressing the under-representation of women in the professional arts and cultural sectors through appropriate funding measures. With a dedicated budget at its disposal, the unit administers funding programmes focused on fields of practice in which women remain under-represented. Assistance in the form of infrastructure funding is also provided to well-established cultural initiatives catering to female audiences and participants.