Karen Love

Name

Karen Love

Jurisdiction

Pemberton

Running for

City/Town Council

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

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

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, speak to the PAC and school district

Cultural Growth

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

Raising awareness of the importance of these programs

Cultural Spaces

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

Look at locations and find ways to fund without tax hikes

Cultural Tourism

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

Our community is known for it's music festivals in the past and I feel there is strength to develop a sustainable music festival into the future.

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

More affordable housing, & spaces

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?

There is so much pressure for recreation and sport in our community that most people don't make time for the arts. The community is growing and I'm hopeful things will start to change. Education, programs and festivals will create interest.

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 founded the Pemberton Arts Council and am the Executive director.

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.

Yes that is one reason I'm running.