Dave Woods

Name

Dave Woods

Jurisdiction

Surrey

Running for

City/Town Council

Party or Slate (if applicable)

Integrity Now

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

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

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

Cultural Growth

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

Continue to support our on going investment

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes

Cultural Tourism

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

Provide facilities

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

By encouragement

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?

Lack of space

Participation

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

Sit on the City of Surrey Cultire Development Committee