Party or Slate (if applicable)
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?
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, our heritage is important, with Arts & Culture an integral part of our communities.
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, I will advocate at the school board level to stop cutting the funding to our arts & culture programs.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
By continuing to support with grants with through our parks, rec & culture function.
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
I will advocate for a school use agreement between the Village and our local schools.
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
The more we attend the more others will then want to attend.
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
By purchasing local we support our local artists and local entrepreneurs.
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
Attend events when I am able.