Isaac Walters // United Utah Party // Utah House of Representatives District 56 (A+)
1. Should government invest in funding the arts and humanities at fiscally responsible levels?
2. Do you support investing money into K-12 arts and humanities education at fiscally responsible levels?
3. Do you believe that arts and humanities education should be required in the k-12 curriculum?
4. Do you consider the arts and culture sector to be an economic driver in Utah?
5. Do you support Utah's Percent-for-Art Act, which designates 1% of public building costs for public art?
6. Do you support preserving the Utah Historic Preservation Tax Credit?
7. Do you support policy that positively impacts tourism, such as the creation of historic and cultural districts?
8. Have you had a personal experience with arts, culture, or humanities that has had an impact on your life? Please explain. (responses to this question were not graded)
Absolutely. The arts are at the center of my professional life. I have an MFA in Theatre Directing and an MBA in Arts Administration. I have worked in School of the Arts in institutions of higher education for eighteen years.. I know how arts in K-12 education save lives as they provide a home for children who feel alienated almost every where else. I have felt my emotions and imagination engaged with my neighbors in experiences that bring us closer together. I have seen the way that arts redevelopment projects have rejuvenated derelict communities and made them attractive places to live.
Explanations or Comments:
You can see more of my own stand on the arts on my website: