Andy MacKinnon

Name

Andy MacKinnon

Jurisdiction

Metchosin

Running for

City/Town Council

Party or Slate (if applicable)

n/a

Funding

Do you know how much your local government invests in the arts? Would you commit to advocating for an increase in that cultural investment for arts, culture, and heritage in your community, within the capacity of your elected body?

Yes. Possibly (Very much depends on the program or activity).

Advocacy

If elected, will you take an active role on behalf of your local government in championing the growth of arts, culture and heritage in your community? Why?

Yes. Metchosin is a community of artists and champions of arts, culture and heritage.

Education

Students with an education rich in the arts have better grade point averages and are three times more likely to get a degree. Will you commit to making the arts a critical component of every child’s education? If so, how?

The arts an important component of every child’s education. Making arts events more available in our local community is one way to encourage this.

Cultural Growth

How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?

Yes.

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes. We're already doing that in our Old School through MACCA.

Cultural Tourism

How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?

No plans right now.

How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?

Ongoing public exposure such as Stinking Fish tour.

Key Issues

What do you feel is the single most important issue relating to arts, culture, and heritage in your community, and what action will you take to address it?

Updating and improving our Community's Heritage Register is important. It's underway through the able leadership of our Heritage Advisory Committee.

Participation

How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)

Involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events.

Additional Information

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