Dennis Maskell


Dennis Maskell


District of North Vancouver

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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?



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, Arts, culture and heritage; These are our legacy, not buildings or bridges.


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?

Not sure how a Mayor could invigilate, I hope every young person has the choice.

Cultural Growth

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

Ensure there is City support, whether infrastructure and/or soft costs

Cultural Spaces

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

A needs based analysis and then see how the City can support.

Cultural Tourism

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

I am not sure, other than to see traffic management supports these initiatives.

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

Affordable housing and adequate transportation.

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?



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

If you'd like to provide voters with additional information about your stance on arts, culture, and heritage issues in your community, please use the space below.

Looking at history, Arts and Culture is our legacy. Let's make sure we have some quality to leave for future generations.