Investing in Culture
Artistic expression and appreciation are centrepieces of who we are and needs to be integral to education and community development. As the groundbreaking Sistema music program has proven, universal access to the arts and culture changes lives and enriches communities.
A Green Government would:
- Create a stand-alone Department of Culture and Heritage by transferring the responsibility for tourism to a new Department of Community and Rural Development.
- Expand school-based arts programs including visual, musical, and dramatic arts.
- Enact legislation to create a professional designation of artist.
- Establish a Commission to explore how the arts, including filmmakers, can be better supported as a vital part of the economy.