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Tell Your Candidates That Arts Matter

Tell Your Candidates That Arts Matter

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Right now, we need to tell candiates to make arts, culture and heritage an election priority. Here's why:

Economy

• Investing in the creative economy is an investment in jobs. The province’s main economic drivers are now based around innovation, creativity and the knowledge economy.
• The culture and technology industry combined earns more than manufacturing, mining and the agriculture/fishing/forestry industries.
• A robust cultural sector raises BC’s profile nationally and internationally.

Education

• Students with an education rich in the arts have better grade point averages and are three times more likely to get a degree.

Health and ...

Right now, we need to tell candiates to make arts, culture and heritage an election priority. Here's why:

Economy

• Investing in the creative economy is an investment in jobs. The province’s main economic drivers are now based around innovation, creativity and the knowledge economy.
• The culture and technology industry combined earns more than manufacturing, mining and the agriculture/fishing/forestry industries.
• A robust cultural sector raises BC’s profile nationally and internationally.

Education

• Students with an education rich in the arts have better grade point averages and are three times more likely to get a degree.

Health and Wellbeing

• Regardless of income level or education, participation in culture is strongly associated with good health and high life satisfaction.

Society

• Experiencing creativity that deals with poverty, sexuality, racism, and other issues helps us understand humanity and break down boundaries.   

Click on artsvotebc.ca for more information about arts advocacy and the 2018 BC muicipal elections, which take place October 20.

 

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Email your local candidates

Be part of BC Alliance for Arts + Culture's municiplal elections advocacy campaign for arts, culture and heritage. Tell your candidates that you want them to make arts and culture a platform priority.  

 

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Make this letter have more impact.

Insert your own reasons why arts and culture matter to you. Tell your candidates about a time when a cultural experience made you proud of your community or yourself. 

Tell your candidates why you think that robust investment in creativity benefits your communiy's economy and results in healthier, better educated and more deeply connected constituents. 

Change the subject line of this email so that it stands out and reflects the reason you are writing. It could say: "I'm voting for arts and culture" or "Culture counts!" or "Please support the contribution of art & culture to public life."

 

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