Paul Serup

Name

Paul Serup

Jurisdiction

Prince George

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?

No I do not, I tried to speak to a local arts representative here but I couldn't find out that day. I would commit to advocating for an increase in this area.

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 as it is a personal interest of mine.

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?

I am not sure about that in that children's education may also include vocational one, which are also needed in our society. Making arts an important part of childhood education would seem to be more or an area of the school board although the city can possibly help.

Cultural Growth

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

One thing we can do is not destroy buildings that could house artists and like organizations

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes as at least one building here could have housed such artists and organizations but has lately been reduced to rubble for no real good reason and I would work to see this doesn't happen again.

Cultural Tourism

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

Encourage excellence so people will want to come to Prince George for such things.

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

Support them as best we can

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?

Making it relevant to the average person and promote excellence by recognizing talent, hard work and supporting it to the best of my ability

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 write and I also support some events, such as the symphony

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.

I am sorry this is late but hope it can be still be used, I think literary exploits are not supported in Canada, culture and heritage is often censored an it should not be as I have noticed in the personal research and writing I have done.