Kate Manvel


Kate Manvel


West Vancouver

Running for

City/Town Council

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?

Have no opinion on this at this time


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. Of interest to me personally


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?

Can not give you my opinion at this time

Cultural Growth

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

There is consideration of a new Arts Center in West Vancouver but funding has to be found first of all.

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes....see above

Cultural Tourism

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

No comment at this time

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

New Arts Center would be helpful

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?

As much affordable accessibility as possible


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

None at this time