Teresa Durning

Name

Teresa Durning

Jurisdiction

Vernon

Running for

City/Town Council

Party or Slate (if applicable)

Coalition Vancouver

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

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 the economic impact is valuable

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 will express my opinions given opportunity

Cultural Growth

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

Ideally assisting with the cultural Centre that is on the Ballot

Cultural Spaces

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

Waiting for a few answers but I really want to support the cultural center for community

Cultural Tourism

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

I am a contractor to the City providing Tourism Service so cant answer this as it would be a conflict

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

Support housing and economic growth that would be more attractive to potential workers

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?

Lack of cohesive collaboration within the arts and culture community

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 attend many events and really enjoy the creativity it brings out when we have the opportunity to host or support these initiatives.

Additional Information

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