Mark Topliff

Name

Mark Topliff

Jurisdiction (Please indicate your municipality, regional district, or trust area)

Invermere

Running for

Mayor

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?

N/A

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 . With out the arts we are nothing, Robots !!!

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?

Students that play instruments and art are more focused in school.(Mcgill University)

Cultural Growth

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

To continue to grow with in are area.

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes. we will have to work with each type of group differently. Some need to check their egos at the door and some dive right in. rental spaces , accommodations and access to the public ie ( block off roads.)

Cultural Tourism

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

Promote as much as I can with in my Community

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

A wide diversity of venues.

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?

Bring more culture to areas that have been slow . ART,MUSIC and my favorite live plays , open theater .

Participation

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

On music fest committee, volunteering with all events in the District.

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.

May direct questions to mtopliff1@gmail.com