Chen Du

Name

Chen Du

Jurisdiction

Delta

Running for

City/Town Council

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?

Arts related to Delta's wonderful nature has been important to Delta. I would commit 100% to advocate for Delta arts and artists

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?

Absolutely. Arts in Delta reflect who we are as a community. The strategic location of our city will serve a vital role in promoting Canadian culture and arts to the United States and around the world as Delta borders the U.S.A and is very close to the international airport.

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?

Certainly. A crucial way to encourage students to participate in art creation is creating more exposure to arts. If school curriculum can add more about learning different types of arts / history of arts, that would be an effective way to increase the chance of students being exposed to arts.

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?

We need to promote Delta/Canadian arts more

Participation

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

I am a regular gallery attender in Delta, as well as around the world