Chris Wood

Name

Chris Wood

Jurisdiction

Prince George

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?

$22,499,000 - Yes, I would advocate for an increase in arts spending.

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?

Yes - Arts funding means growth to a variety of skills available in a healthy local culture

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?

Yes, Arts education brings engagement, engagement brings improved grades.

Cultural Growth

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

Engage with the Province to bring a Provincial Museum of Clean Technology Science to BC.

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes, an expansion of Studio 2880 in conjunction with affordable housing initiative. Retail space for art would also be a plus...

Cultural Tourism

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

Creation of a Provincial Museum decicate to Clean Technology. Ideas drive art, art drives science.

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

Expansion of community funded events and displays of culture.

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?

I will support the building of a Performing Arts Center.

Participation

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

Card Tournaments, Board Games, Stage Plays

Additional Information

If you'd like to provide voters with additional information about your stance on arts, culture, and heritage issues in your community, please use the space below.

The arts provides the greatest opportunity for economic growth in the province.