Why Are Toronto’s “Big 6” Arts Boards Nearly All Men, And All White?

In Toronto, recent headlines and casual observation tell us that visible minorities now make up the majority of the population. If you perused group pictures of the board of directors of Toronto’s major mainstream arts organizations, however, you might be forgiven for wondering whether the headlines were an exaggeration. When it comes to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), Canadian Opera Company (COC), Tafelmusik, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), and The National Ballet of Canada, overall board members are still largely white, and in some cases, still largely male.

Read more at: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2017/12/01/issues-diversity-in-torontos-arts-boards-nearly-all-men-nearly-all-white/

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Anya Wassenberg

Freelance writer & singer