Tania Brzovic

Name

Tania Brzovic

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

School District #68: Nanaimo-Ladysmith

Running for

School Board

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 do not. Yes, I would & in fact have advocated for greater investment in arts, culture & heritage.

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.

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. In my visits to local schools I have seen the impact of participation in arts.

Cultural Growth

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.

Cultural Spaces

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

yes

Cultural Tourism

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.

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?

Access & developing an interest/passion in young people.

Participation

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.