Linda Annis

Name

Linda Annis

Jurisdiction

Surrey

Running for

City/Town Council

Party or Slate (if applicable)

Surrey First

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 and would advocate for additional funding

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. Arts and culture are powerful tools that contribute to the development of a communities creative learning and understanding.

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?

I would support this through local iniatatives in our recreation and community centres.

Cultural Growth

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

Surrey has many cultural programs. I would encourage participation and growth of the programs.

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes. Surrey First has announced that participation in Surrey community and recreation facilities for those under 18 would be free

Cultural Tourism

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

Increase cultural events in the City.

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

Build a larger facilty to house our art, music and cultural events in Surrey

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?

Capacity for hosting large art or cultural events. More organization and energy is required to conserve our heritage

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 attend in as many arts and culture events as I can but would like to be more engaged through committee work.