Mike Bhangu

Name

Mike Bhangu

Jurisdiction

Merritt

Running for

City/Town Council

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?

I am an artist and I support the arts community.

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?

I am an artist and I support the arts community. I will do what I can.

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?

Yes.

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.

Cultural Tourism

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

By working with the community.

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

By helping to create an environment in which they can thrive.

Participation

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

I am an artist.