Isaac Walters // United Utah Party // Utah House of Representatives District 56 (A+)

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?

Answer: Yes

2. Do you support investing money into K-12 arts and humanities education at fiscally responsible levels?

Answer: Yes

3. Do you believe that arts and humanities education should be required in the k-12 curriculum?

Answer: Yes

4. Do you consider the arts and culture sector to be an economic driver in Utah?

Answer: Yes

5. Do you support Utah's Percent-for-Art Act, which designates 1% of public building costs for public art?

Answer: Yes

6. Do you support preserving the Utah Historic Preservation Tax Credit?

Answer: Yes

7. Do you support policy that positively impacts tourism, such as the creation of historic and cultural districts?

Answer: Yes

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)

Answer: 

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:

http://waltersfor56.com/issues/the-arts-and-economic-development/ 

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