Owen Torgerson

Name

Owen Torgerson

Jurisdiction

Valemount

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?

$12000 / year. 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. Attraction

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. Engagement with curriculum creators

Cultural Growth

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

Trust grants

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes. Working together.

Cultural Tourism

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

Focal centre pieces near the downtown core

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

Gallery support

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?

Funding for public art - grants.

Participation

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

Involvement on committees, also an artist.

Additional Information

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Much can be accomplished if we're in it to win it together.