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 pull a question from the Community Music School's arts & culture questionnaire, or use one from below.
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 will you create a climate to encourage working artists to stay and work in Springfield?
Sample posts for social media:
Candidate Twitter handles: Sal Circosta (@), Domenic Sarno (no handle)
.[candidate handle] What will you do as mayor to champion #artsed for youth both in schools & in communities? #ArtsMatter #Springfield
Examples of how you wld integrate arts & cultural community in solving #Springfield social & economic challenges? #ArtsMatter
How will you grow the arts budget for #Springfield? #ArtsMatter
How will you create a climate to encourage working artists to stay & work in #Springfield? #ArtsMatter