William Tate


William Tate



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?

Yes, I strongly support the arts, and would increase funding


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, because I believe the arts enrich the human experience


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?

Yes. Art as part of the grade school curriculum, an elective in high school. It is as important as other subjects, after reading, writing, and arithmetic, of course.

Cultural Growth

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

I will seek out the arts in my community, and assist their growth and support where possible.

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes, by assuring the venues are available. Contact the arts groups in the city.

Cultural Tourism

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

Just generally supporting tourism and the arts.

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

The climate is already good in Victoria. By supporting the arts, others will be attracted to the city.

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?

Reviewing the arts here, and contacting groups to see how the city can be of assistance.


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

Involved in community theatre in various roles, member of media net, using digital media in film, support the folk music club, member of the Royal Museum and Art Gallery. Active in the chess community.

Additional Information

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Probably one of my main interests.