Craig Heber

Name

Craig Heber

Jurisdiction

Tofino

Running for

City/Town Council

Party or Slate (if applicable)

IND Progressive

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?

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 .. As a former performer educated in business & economics. . I understand the importance of the arts in job creation and growth especially in areas that had dominant sector disappear , many examples exist of towns & cities that met success by properly funding the arts long term

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 .. by advocating for programs as part of curriculum as it was pre 80s before recessive Conservative policy made it an extra curricular activity for only those with an interest that could afford this essential part of a child's education and development

Cultural Growth

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

By increasing revenue .. cutting bloated costs and redirecting funds for the arts that will add to marketability of Tofino to tourists

Cultural Spaces

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

By including those spaces as part of a new affordable housing strategy

Cultural Tourism

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

By promoting exchanges and creating festivals and events that appeal to domestic and international tourists

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

By advertising and creation of affordable small house strategy

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?

Celebrate anniversary of War in the Woods and invite Midnight Oil to return to Clayoquot to celebrate the 1st successful attempt to stop corporation of needless destruction of a finite essential resource of Mother Earth

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 events .. promoting them

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.

Music teacher in our school .. summer concerts at skateboard park and utilising choir as basis of 2 musicals mounted annually in summer with known stars like is done in Winnipeg with Rainbow Stage