Surveying the Candidates
Each election year, we conduct a survey to ask the views of political candidates on arts, culture, and heritage issues facing the creative sector in our society and in their respective communities.
The survey is deployed via FluidSurveys, and can be viewed here: 2017 BC Provincial Election Candidate Survey.
Candidates' responses will be updated here daily as we receive them until the survey closes on May 1.
Candidates' survey responses will appear here as they are received. Click on a candidate's name to read their responses.
Responses can be searched by electoral district on the Electoral Districts page.
We'll share details of party platforms pertaining to arts and culture in the fields below, as information becomes available.
The BC NDP has stated that they will double the province’s investment in the BC Arts Council over four years. They will also provide space for BC artists to create by investing in an arts infrastructure fund, and increase investments in Creative BC to support BC musicians, publishers, authors, artists, digital media, indigenous storytellers, and the film and TV industries.
The BC Liberal Party platform makes no explicit reference to funding for arts and culture, or for the BC Arts Council. In the BC Liberals' response to the ArtsVote BC Candidates' Survey, they pledged an additional $5 million per year to the Community Gaming Grant program, bringing the annual total to $140 million to support not-for-profit organizations.
The BC Green Party platform makes no explicit reference to funding for arts and culture, or for the BC Arts Council. Individual candidates' positions on arts and culture issues can be found in the survey responses.