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Arts​ ​and​ ​Culture​ ​in​ ​Your​ ​District

Cape Cod is blessed with a rich mix of arts & cultural organizations. Please name two places within the seven villages where you have had personally significant arts and cultural experiences.

Arts​ ​Education​ ​and​ ​Programs​ ​for​ ​our​ ​Youth

Creativity and innovation are vital skills in a student’s education and in workforce development in our 21 st century economy. How will you champion arts education?

Economic​ ​Development

There are countless vacant buildings and storefronts from Falmouth to Provincetown, including many on Main Street, Hyannis. It is well established that communities that integrate the arts have a positive impact attracting visitors, jobs, spending, and identity. What incentive might you use to entice landlords and/or businesses to partner up with our local artists to bring new life to vacant main street buildings?

Nonprofit art and cultural organizations support more than 45,000 jobs, spend $2.1 billion annually, and generate another $2.5 billion of economic activity. How will the legislature foster an environment that supports the creative community and tourism across the Commonwealth, and particularly in Barnstable?

Addressing​ ​Cape​ ​Cod’s​ ​Socioeconomic​ ​Issues

Cape Cod faces many economic and social issues, among them homelessness, addiction, and limited services for both youth and seniors. Can you provide examples on how you would integrate the arts, culture, and creative community in solving Barnstable’s social and economic challenges?

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