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I am proud to be a part of a sector that is standing up for its rights as an essential component of a healthy Society.
Stop the Cuts! We don’t want to be a nation of buffoons.
Art is civilization’s oxygen.
BC’s policy—rather non-policy—on the arts is shockingly deficient. In fact it is a policy of attacking our vital culture and the remarkable contributions of the arts community. Congratulations on pushing this forward. We need a strong voice and we need to make this an important issue during the next election.
Art is not a luxury. It is a critical part of our personal and cultural heritage as human beings.
Artists bring beauty and balance to the world and offer their creativity and knowledge to the Art of Living.
If ever there was a need for advocacy is this province, it is now.
Commit to Arts Funding Now!
I support the voice of all British Columbians, which is kept strong through arts and culture in this province.
Thanks for your great work!
Each and every great culture supports the arts. The arts are our culture and creativity, and innovation is our future. To cut the arts funding at this stage in BC’s history is tragic and very short sighted.
I’m glad to have the opportunity to add my voice to this worthwhile cause.
How arts organizations are treated by the Government truly reflects the soul of the politics of our leaders. In this case, our leaders have failed us.
A healthy society MUST have art!
Art is civilization’s oxygen.
Superb organization to be a part of and thank you for the FREE introductory membership!
Thank you for advocating on my behalf and on behalf of artists across the province of BC. Please let me know what I can do to help! I would like to be more involved in your organization and bringing your message to the wider public.
I would like to see funding for post-secondary schools’ arts programs restored. I would also like the province to restore specialized training funding in place for young artists struggling to hone their respective crafts.
I’m currently taking a cultural arts and management program which includes a class on arts lobbying and advocacy, what a great find! Being a younger member of the vibrant culture of Victoria these cuts effect me greatly, I’m so happy to know there’s lobbying efforts out there and that people still care about the arts!
Let’s stop the down turn of our civilization by supporting the arts!
Thank you for getting this started. You have my total support.
Remind this public, over and over again, of the jobs created by arts and culture, of the tax revenue generated that pays for healthcare and education, of the community renewal and prosperity enacted through the arts that is attractive for business and investment.
Its time to take back the arts in BC away from a government that neither cares nor is capable of making budgetting decisions.
Returning funds promised to off-set societal damage from gaming and the collateral chaos it causes is essential. This governnent in the same breath as cutting arts and charities off at the knees, to save a whopping 1% of their overall budget, has upped gambling limits and dailt maximums causing even more harm to our society and encouraging those with no hope to be voluntarily taxed for the slim hope of being rich. Its time for these criminals to stand up and do what we all know is the right thing to do.
If there has to be gambling that is sanctioned by any BC Government, it should be considered a tax on those foolish enough to “play against the dealer”. The ‘revenues’ from gambling and lotteries are supposed to go to the arts, to charities and to community groups that do the work that government should be supporting. These monies should not be going to general revenue.
I’m a patron (and some times a participant) of the arts in my community. I’m a supporter of community groups that work to make life better and culture survive. This organization is one that can help to make sure the money from gambling and lotteries will be distributed as it should be, according to laws and agreements, which the current government has decided to ignore.
Arts Funding is vital to fulfilling a community’s potential in a modern British Columbia. By reducing arts funding it is British Columbians who suffer through reduced visibility of culture, and therefore reduced confidence and initiative.
Awareness about the need for support of the arts to be brought back up and beyond? Yes please.
I think we need to think about dedicating 1% of the provincial revenue to Arts funding so that it becomes anchored in policy rather than subjective to ignorant political interference that has no basis other that hatred of the creative and challenges to the status quo.