Jurisdiction (Please indicate your municipality, regional district, or trust area)
School District #68: Nanaimo-Ladysmith
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?
I do not. Yes, I would & in fact have advocated for greater investment in arts, culture & heritage.
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?
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. In my visits to local schools I have seen the impact of participation in arts.
How will your local government maintain or grow its investment in cultural programs in your community?
Continuing to support programs such as artists in schools, and providing music teachers, art teachers, band teachers, etc.
Will you work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations? If so, how?
How do you propose to improve cultural tourism in your community?
Unsure. I see this more as an issue for city council.
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
I see this as more the role of city council.
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?
Access & developing an interest/passion in young people.
How do you personally engage in the cultural life of the community? (e.g. involvement on committees, attending arts and culture events, etc.)
attending arts & cultural events, both in the community & in our schools.