Bill Irving


Bill Irving

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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?

Presently very little, I would budget for cultural investment in community


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, it is an important part of healthy community and venue for local history


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 predominately a school board issue but local governments can support education objectives

Cultural Growth

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

By starting

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes, minimal costs for use of public venues

Cultural Tourism

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

Local displays and support events

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

They already like this area so promoting arts in schools and community buildings would be first step

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?

Hands on experience


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

Attend art shows, book readings, purchase local art