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?
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?
Culture diversity is key for vibrant, inclusive and healthy communities.
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?
As children attend ESR Elementary, an arts based school I can say yes.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
Through partnerships with local arts and culture groups as well as continued funding for events and activities.
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
Ensuring public spaces are made available for events.
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
By collaboration with local artists and organizations to showcase during community events. To ensure artists are included on city pamphlets and literature.
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
Through support by the city and community.
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?
Engagement and support through civic events.
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
Supporting local artists by purchasing their art. Attending events. My family are wood carvers so supporting the arts and culture is part and parcel of our family.
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The measure of the quality of any community is determined by the support of the culture and arts. It’s essential that local governments give their support for a healthy dynamic.