More Swiss Misses Needed

A new report from Switzerland’s national arts council has concluded that there are not nearly enough women with prominent roles in the country’s cultural scene. “Women artists have not yet caught up completely. Numerically speaking, in fields such as literature where they are well represented, they account for one-third, while the proportion of women orchestra musicians is no more than about one-fifth.” However, the authors of the study say that the tide is already turning for female artists, and suggest that the problem will likely take care of itself in time.