School District #38: Richmond
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?
Not aware how much is the current investment. Am open to considering advocating for higher investment.
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?
Not likely. There are so many other issues to spend time on.
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 support exposing all students to as many of the arts as is practical. Students will find their passion and follow it. To the parents of our students, I urge you to tell your childrent's teachers and administrators what art-type activities/subjects you would like to be offered in your school. When this information reaches the level of the school board, decisions can start to be made on what the schools should have to offer in this respect.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your 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?
Art is a critical medium for expressing our love and angst regarding our culture and heritage. This is a thread through the generations, and strengthens our commitment to improving ourselves, and better understanding others.
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
On the board of a local society -- Richmond Food Security