Jerome Chung

Name

Jerome Chung

Jurisdiction

West Kelowna

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?

$8,000 -in 2017 Yes, as per application for needs.

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, it is the back-bone of the formation of a city or the community.

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, based on professional findings and recommendations.

Cultural Growth

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

This will certainly be appropriated by the city management team for availability of funds.

Cultural Spaces

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

Absolutely. There is no answers to how until we've the blue prints submitted to us as council to decide.

Cultural Tourism

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

No ideas. This has to come from the expertise in this field from our city staffs.

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

Again we rely on the expertise(s) in this field for their recommendations.

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?

Embrace them and preserve them for generations to come. That's what the community is all about which in turn represents the province and the country as a whole.

Participation

How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)

Involved with the seniors' centre, culture days events, heritage day, 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.

Our local city museum is small but it gives us a lot of history and arts both of the early settlers and our neighbour, the Westbank First Nation.