Sharon Wang

Name

Sharon Wang

Jurisdiction

School District #38: Richmond

Running for

School Board

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?

Yes,definitely

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, because I am a firm believer that art plays an important role in child's development and education.

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, through making such programs available and according to the needs

Cultural Growth

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

Working with the people in the community and fostering a sense of stewardship

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes, in collaboration with the community to identify the needs and to create cultural spaces accordingly

Cultural Tourism

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

consulting with the community, the committee, and other stakeholders

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

Richmond is a naturally and culturally inspiring city for art and culture related activities. To attract/retain more people, we could follow the path we have built and continue developing further according to the priorities.

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?

In my neighborhood, there is now the beautiful Garden City Lands park. We participated in its development since the very beginning and will continue making it an incredible jewel for the generations to come.

Participation

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

Involved in neighborhood council, attending events, etc.

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.

You always have my support in promoting and preserving art, culture and heritage to make our community better.