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. An increase is a budgetary matter and must be seen in the context of the full budget. In the coming year we are projecting a decrease in revenue due to the provincial governments Speculation Tax and downloading the Health Tax.
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. I have in the past.
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?
This is a provincial curriculum matter.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
Look for opportunities to collaborate with artists and tourist operators.
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
Not at this time due to budget constraints as noted above.
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
We have an active arts program that collaborates with wineries and other tourist operators.
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
Make this a great community for all people of all ages and incomes.
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?
Ensuring public participation in events.
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 festivals, concerts and galleries.
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