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?
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?
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?
The BC Arts Council must continue high profile advocacy for and support of art and culture in our province.
In your view, how can our provincial government maintain or grow the cultural sector across British Columbia?
By working in close partnership with art and cultural organisations and stakeholders, government can react quickly to emerging opportunities and challenges to grow the sector.
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. Our affordable housing boom across BC will reduce the cost of housing and enable those in the creative sector working at lower wages to stay in their home communities. New approaches to affordable housing will create opportunities for partnership with cities, along with arts and cultural groups to create new arts and culture spaces.
How will you improve cultural tourism in your community? How do you propose to attract and retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
As a community focused MLA, my job, in part, is to promote exciting and interesting events and activities in my community, including arts and culture related events and activities. An affordable housing building boom is required in Metro Vancouver to retain workers from all sectors, including arts and culture.
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?
Unaffordable housing and industrial/commercial spaces are hurting sector growth, as well as retention and recruitment of workers in many sectors in Metro Vancouver, including the arts and culture sector. Addressing this crisis is a priority of the BC NDP.
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.)
From the Chan Centre to the Comedy Mix, I am a period supporter of arts and culture in BC.