Mike Hansen

Name

Mike Hansen

Jurisdiction

Vancouver

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?

yes, as the end of the 1st paragraph of my platform says, As mayor I’ll take the lead with Reconciliation in 2018. With commissioned Indigenous art reliefs, cast into street level concrete of all new buildings in the city! We’ll commission totems in parks and street name changes to represent the Indigenous Peoples heritage, not the oppressors. Monuments around the city represent many foreign People’s struggles, but not for the Coast Salish Peoples!

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?

Art is the history and culture of all nations and tribes.

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?

More art classes and teachers in classrooms.

Cultural Growth

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

Philanthropic donors and provincial/federal funding.

Cultural Spaces

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

As mayor I'll be working closely with all involved, but We must all remember, first things first as there are much more pressing issues in this city.

Cultural Tourism

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

'Build it, they will come'!

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

The attraction is already here, just look around. It's been this way for years.

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?

Reconciliation! First paragraph of my platform @ https://vancouvercitycrime.ca/

Participation

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

My concerns now and then will be my Sisters and Brothers dying of "toxic/deadly ODs! Once this crisis is alleviated, I'll have more time to relax.