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?
Advocate for an increase in 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?
It's an important aspect of community creativity and advancement of society.
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. It encourages intellectual creativity which is important to abstract thought and relative to social advancement.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
Public education and encouragement of participation in cultural programs.
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
Fund raising by encouraging social celebrations related to historical cultural events and creativity.
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
Invite and exchange visits to other arts and cultural organizations outside the province, country to participate in arts' related celebrations.
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
Continual promotion of arts and culture and it's importance to the 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?
Lack of funding and awareness. Celebrate our diversity and talent as a city.
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
Attending events and participate when possible.
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How art and culture is responsible for the advancement of society throughout the ages.