Hilary Crowley

Electoral Riding

Prince George-Mackenzie

Party Affiliation

BC Green Party

Your Vision for Arts + Culture

Will you advocate for an increased investment to the BC Arts Council and to maintain or increase the current funding level for arts, culture and heritage in your community?

Yes. 

Advocacy

Will you take an active role on behalf of your community to lobby senior levels of government to increase levels of investment to the BC Arts Council?

Yes.

Support

If you are in favour of increased investment in arts, culture, and heritage for our province and committed to lobbying senior levels of government for increases to the BC Arts Council, would you require additional advocacy support from the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture? If so, how can we help?

If I do need it, I'll know to come to you for advocacy support.

Cultural Growth

In your view, how can our provincial government maintain or grow the cultural sector across British Columbia?

Support local arts groups such as Island Mountain Arts, Theatre North West, Prince George Symphony. Ensure public education includes strong component of the Arts

Cultural + Creative Spaces

Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural and creative spaces for artists and arts organizations in British Columbia? If so, how?

Yes. Support Artists Needs according to local requests.

Cultural Tourism

How will you improve cultural tourism in your community? How do you propose to attract and retain artists and cultural workers in your community?

Encourage more murals. Ensure symphony and theatre flourish. Support Arts Training Programs and Retreats

Key Issues

What do you feel to be the single most important issue currently relating to arts, culture and heritage in British Columbia, and what action will you take to address it?

Organisations seem to struggle for funding every year and never know if their funding requests will be realised. I would try and ensure stable funding for these organisations.

Participation

How do you personally engage in the creative and cultural life of your community, and more broadly, the province? (e.g. committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)

I am a season ticket holder of Theatre Northwest and a member. I am a writer. I attend concerts. I was Writer in Residence in Wells BC.

Additional Feedback

If you would like to provide voters with additional information about your stance on arts, culture and heritage issues in British Columbia, please use the space below. Hint: sharing personal stories or experience about how art, culture and heritage have impacted your life are often the best way to effectively connect with your readers!

I believe everyone should find and feed their cultural strength. This should start in elementary school and continue through to Senior years.