Ruth Hoyte


Ruth Hoyte



Running for

City/Town Council

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?

support for borrowing referendum


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, economic and education benefits


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?

This is beyond the scope of local government, but certainly could speak with Ministry of Education

Cultural Growth

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

Working with stakeholders and partners

Cultural Spaces

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

Maintain pricing so it is affordable for all members of community

Cultural Tourism

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

work with a variety of multicultural groups including first nations

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

Permitting appropriate "artist in residence" bylaws, perhaps create a "artist zone"

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?

Educating public on benefits


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

Previous board member Vernon Art Gallery, I attend events in community