Neil Hansen // Democrat // State: Governor (A)

Neil Hansen // Democrat // State: Governor (A)

1. How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?

I have had some of my children that are in the specialty of using the arts, culture, and/or humanities in their life's work. They have been an inspiration to the rest of us in our home.

2. 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?

Yes

3. I support...

-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

-Increasing availability of loans to cultural businesses (nonprofit and for-profit)

-Fiscally responsible government investment in arts and humanities organizations

-Cultural Districts

-Facilitating partnerships between tourism and culture

-Reducing regulations of creative businesses

-Capital investment (in museums, performance/concert halls, studios, galleries, nonprofit office space, etc.)

-The RAP tax

-Ensuring existing fund balances are preserved for recreation, cultural organizations, and parks

-Percent for public art programs, which optionally designate 1% of government capital costs for public art

-K-6 Students should have increased exposure to arts and humanities education

-7-12 Students should have increased exposure to arts and humanities education

-The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program which puts one arts specialist in most elementary schools

-The POPS (Professional Outreach Program in the Schools) which sends 13 professional arts organizations to all UT school districts

-The iSEE (Informal Science Educational Enhancement) which sends 10 professional science, zoological, and natural history organizations to all UT school districts

4. I oppose...

-Allowing municipalities to set design standards

5. Fiscally responsible government investment in the arts and humanities (including humanities and arts education) means to me:

What this means to me is, it makes life so much more enjoyable seeing and watching the growth of kids and adults because of the creation of the work. I could not envision a world with out it.

 

Website: http://www.OneNeilHansen.com

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