Paris consultant on behalf of the European Ecologie-Les Verts Alliance Alice Coffin wants to officially estimate the number of women and blacks appearing in theatrical productions in Paris, in order to decide on subsidies for theatres.

Money for theaters? Only for those who have black women

Alice Coffin said in early June during a culture committee meeting released to the media on Monday that public funds earmarked for cultural institutions should not support just one category of artist: men.

Coffin gave the example of Théâtre Paris 14, which “has two directors in managerial positions” and runs “a program of eight men and six women”.

But when it comes to playwrights, we have a total of twelve men and three women, or 4/5 male programmers.

I returned the coffin.

The advisor stressed that the Paris Council needs such statistics to distribute support. Paris Deputy Mayor for Culture Karen Rolland announced that she would respond in July to a proposal to make support based on statistics and quotas.

Culture is at the heart of society and serves its development. One of them is the issue of equivalence

Roland said.

We are working to make equivalency award criteria more readable. We’re working hard on this with the culture department. We will discuss this at the next council in Paris and make suggestions for you

The deputy mayor reassured.

Who is the advisor who wants “parity” in benefits?

Alice Coffin was appointed in October 2020 by the Paris Council to represent the city on the boards of directors of several of the capital’s major cultural centers: Théâtre Châtelet, Accor Arena Palais Omni Sport de Paris Bercy, and Paris museums, including: Petit Palais, Musée d’Art Moderne and Palais Galera and the Carnavalet Museum and Victor Hugo’s home, according to Le Figaro daily.

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