Jeremiah Clark // Republican // Utah House District 40
How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?
- My life is enriched beyond measure through art, music, performance, culture, and history. The impact is immeasurable as it affects every aspect of my being. These have shaped who I am and enhanced my connection with others, my community and world.
Utah's humanities and arts employ 123,000 Utahns, provide $4.4 billion in earnings, and $13.2 billion in sales. This is a larger economic impact than agriculture, mining, and real estate. Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?
Fiscally responsible government investment in the arts and humanities (including humanities and arts education) means to me:
- A fiscally responsible government furthers the aspirations of the citizenry through representation, consensus building, collecting revenue and approve funding.
I support the following legislative items:
- Grants to be used for operations (jobs) as soon as possible
- Keeping emergency loans open to nonprofits
- Protecting the RAP taxes so that money granted to cultural organizations doesn't get repurposed
- Fiscally responsible government investment in arts and humanities organizations.
- Facilitating partnerships between tourism and culture.
- Reducing regulations of creative businesses.
- Capital investment (in museums, performance/concert halls, studios, galleries, nonprofit office space, etc.).
- Allowing municipalities to set design standards
- K-6 Students should have increased exposure to arts and humanities education
- I support the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program which puts one arts specialist in most elementary schools
Anything else we should know about you?
- I am eager to work with citizens and policy makers to responsibly further arts and humanities in our schools and communities.
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