Joe Heilman

Name

Joe Heilman

Jurisdiction

City of North Vancouver

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?

I would consider advocating for an increase in cultural investment for arts, culture and 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?

I am an artist and it would be my pleasure to champion the growth of arts, culture and heritage when elected.

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?

I will work towards making the arts a critical component of every childs education.

Cultural Growth

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

We will work to grow cultural programs in the community.

Cultural Spaces

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

Yes, I will work to ensure access to affordable, sustainable cultural spaces for artists and arts organizations

Cultural Tourism

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

I propose to improve cultural tourism by working with their stakeholders.

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

Support their work in the community

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?

We need to make sure local artists are visible in the community.

Participation

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

My family engages in arts and culture events throughout the year.

Additional Information

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Thank you Artsvote BC! Sincerely, Joe Heilman