Tracy Miyashita

Name

Tracy Miyashita

Jurisdiction

Pitt Meadows

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?

I support funding the arts program and feel that we can come up with creative partnerships to continue to support arts and culture in our budget.

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?

I think the arts are very important in our community and we have recently become more active in developing an arts program in our community. We have celebrated the opening of our art gallery, created our own arts and culture program and are seeing the installation of more public art in Pitt Meadows.

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?

Absolutely - arts should be part of every child's education.

Cultural Growth

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

yes and I think we need to explore partnerships and grants to support artist in residence program..

Cultural Spaces

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

We would need to engage the community on a strategy around this as there is an opportunity for us to do more in this area.

Cultural Tourism

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

We would need to engage the community on a strategy around this as there is an opportunity for us to do more in this area.

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

Provide more opportunities for artists to showcase their talents through the art gallery, special events, theatre, public art installations. Provision of grants - artist in residence program, etc.

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?

We need community involvement and work with all local artists to be inclusive in further development of our arts program.

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 was on the public art steering committee, attend events, participated on the joint arts committee, 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.

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.