Sylvia Gung

Name

Sylvia Gung

Jurisdiction

Burnaby

Running for

Mayor

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?

Cannot commit until I put myself into it, to know the 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?

I know how important arts, culture and heritages are to educate children properly.

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?

That's for sure so that children can have the opportunity to build proper foundation as human being. I will work with the teachers, parents, unions and city staff to turn over job training to the city and fill in with arts, having music which is far below, as it is more "difficult," the priority.

Cultural Growth

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

Considering that the language is the most important factor of a culture, I would start looking into programs that can retain and actively use it. Perhaps, making newspaper reading an important part of daily activity somehow could be a good idea.

Cultural Spaces

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

Have to place myself into it, for understanding, first.

Cultural Tourism

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

Again, I have to see to have someunderstanding what you are trying to do.

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

About the same that I need to know and examine the way you want it done.

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?

Public education is at the root of the art civilization. It is also the teachers'job, but I am eager to help the teachers for the project

Participation

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

Personally haven't done much to participate, but I am looking forward to learn from you.

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.

Understanding the fact that music, painting or drawing and the language arts take a crucial role in the growing ages, I will be very honoured to participate in bringing appropriate adjustments in the learning environment.