Andy MacKinnon

Electoral Riding

Esquimalt-Metchosin

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?

The more evidence your Alliance can provide, the better the case we can make for increasing funding.

Cultural Growth

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

Education at all levels (part of the Green Party's strategies for lifelong learning), promotion and financial support.

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, by working with municipalities, regional districts and other groups as appropriate to make spaces available.

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?

We make spaces available, encourage, publicize, and support financially.

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?

National and international cultural exchanges. Set up programs, fund.

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.)

Local Arts Committees, Summer Schools, attend performances.