Springfield Central Cultural District
Candidates Questionnaire 2015
Addressing Citywide Issues
Just as any other city, Springfield faces many economic and social issues. Can you provide examples on how you would integrate the arts, culture, and creative community in solving social problems? How would you use our community to drive economic development in the city?
Your Personal Connection
We’ve all had defining moments in our lives. What personal experience with arts, culture, or creativity has had an impact on your life and your view of the community?
Arts Education and Programs for Youth
Art instruction increases achievement across all academic disciplines and develops the “whole child.” What would you do, if elected, to champion arts education with our youth both in our schools and in our communities? How will you balance the importance of arts education with the constant pull to “teach to the test”?