“Women in Culture and Media” project office, 2017 to 2020

Where
Germany
When
2020
Who
German Cultural Council (Deutscher Kulturrat e.V.)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Promoting women and building their networks in the cultural and media sector; building women's networks with each other and with important cultural players; improving women's access to senior positions; overcoming ascribed roles and stereotypes; increasing the presence of women in the music industry

Target groups:
Women in culture and the media; women with extensive professional experience who seek senior positions

Expected results:
Implementing the first federal and cross-industry one-on-one mentorship programme for women seeking management responsibilities in culture and media; discussing issues of career and family planning; creating networks; improving data pool; establishing committee for gender equality

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

"Women in Culture and Media" project office founded at the German Cultural Council in 2017, initially until 2020; in the mentorship programme, career-minded women artists and women from the culture and media sector were paired with more established colleagues in the same profession to benefit from their wealth of experience and their network; 13 mentorship pairs implemented in the first cycle, 24 pairs in the second cycle, 30 pairs in the third cycle; four data reports slated for publication; interdisciplinary, gender-equitable committee established, statement to be adopted in the spring of 2020; two white papers written on the subjects of women in the creative economy and ageing as a cultural professional

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

EU350,000 (2017 to 2020): EU60,000 (2017); EU116,000 (2018); EU116,000 (2019)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The number of mentorship pairs, consisting of one (woman) mentee and one mentor (of any gender) continually increased over the course of the programme (first cycle: 13 pairs; second cycle: 24 pairs; third cycle: 30 pairs); the number of applications for mentee positions remained steadily high; feedback was given by the participants in the mentorship programme and evaluated by the project office; a more extensive evaluation is scheduled to take place near the end of the third cycle

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain