Ask the candidates

Keep the conversation going by asking the candidates questions about arts and culture. Raise your hand at events, tweet at the candidates, email them, and pose questions on their Facebook pages about their positions on arts, culture, and creativity. 

You can also add your question to the comments section on this page to see what other folks are saying. 

Sample questions to ask in person:

What will you do as mayor to champion arts education for our youth both in our schools and in our community?

Can you provide examples on how you would integrate the arts, culture, and creative community in solving the City’s social and economic challenges?

How would you grow the arts budget for the City?

How would you promote public-private partnerships to support the creative community?

What actions do you see as the most critical to initiate in the area of arts and culture within the first 100 days of your administration?

How will you create a climate to encourage working artists to stay and work in Beverly?

Sample posts for social media:

.[candidate handle] What will you do as mayor to champion #artsed for youth both in schools & in communities? #ArtsMatter #Beverly

Examples of how you wld integrate arts & cultural community in solving #Beverly social & economic challenges? #ArtsMatter

How will you grow the arts budget for #Beverly? #ArtsMatter

How would you promote public-private partnerships to support the creative community? #ArtsMatter #Beverly

What specific actions would you take in your first 100 days to support the creative community? #ArtsMatter #Beverly

How will you create a climate to encourage working artists to stay & work in #NewBedford? #ArtsMatter 

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