Party or Slate (if applicable)
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?
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?
I'll try (I'm not sure if Council has that authority).
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
It would be a very foolish mistake to reduce funding of cultural programs. The best way to protect such funding is to be careful not to spend too much on other things (e.g. skateboard park)
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
yes, by working with our arts community
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
not sure--probably by working with arts community
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
don't know--will ask for ideas from our arts community
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
I've served on our library and lifetime learning committees.
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.
all levels of government need to work together on this