Holly Back

Name

Holly Back

Jurisdiction

City of North Vancouver

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?

I don't know the exact amount the city commits to, yes I would advocate for more because I don't think we have enough public art

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 because I believe arts and culture are important in our lives

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?

Continuing to support our very popular artist for kids program I would like to see more music programs in our schools also

Cultural Growth

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

We have many cultural and multi cultural programs and I am a strong advocate for all of these activities

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes we are creating spaces for artists and art organizations all the time, this will continue with the right council

Cultural Tourism

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

Our new museum will attract many tourists

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

We have a very strong art community and it will only get stronger with new people

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 don't think we have issues in this area, but we could work more with our school board to promote more education

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 on our Cultural Arts and Recreation Committee and attend many Artists for Kids events as well as our local art shows

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.

I would like to see more residents involved some of the local shows. Also we have an art rental program I don't think many people know about