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?
I don't know the numbers at that time.
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. Art plays a big role in our community with such a diverse background.
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 would like to see art play a larger role in the school curriculum. We would need to develop specific career paths for teachers, working with the Education Ministry.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
Development of art program through the art comity.
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
That would be a great project. This will require the majority of the council to agree.
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
Work with other cities on a tourism map for the capital region
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
Develop art programs for children and adults, work with school art programs.
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?
Funding activities and events can be challenging. Some priorities need to be defined with the art comity and the input of the community.
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
Attending art events and registering to art programs.