How to make room for parenthood and caretakers in the arts?

The culture and arts sector’s failure to adapt to parenthood and caregiving is the focus of this roundtable discussion. Inaugurations, openings, premieres, concerts, shows, tours, fairs, and artist residencies are often part of late afternoon, evening, holiday, weekend, and week-long programs, which are frequently far from home. Irregular hours, precarious and informal forms of work are, among others, characteristics of a sector that, without a framework for parenting and care, continues to marginalise women and other artist caretakers, whose parental responsibilities end up being barriers to returning to and progressing in artistic careers.