Why Arts Advocacy?

Because arts and culture are at the heart of communities and voicing support is important!

The Richmond Arts Coalition mandate includes advocacy for arts and culture to all levels of government.

New Facilities: The Richmond Arts Coalition continues to lobby for new Performing and Visual Arts Centres in Richmond. The current vision for the new venue has developed through discussions with various cultural groups.

Funding: RAC participates with the Canadian Arts Coalition, the Alliance for Arts and Culture and PACT advocacy campaigns. It is important that there is one message being sent to the Federal Government. Canada Council for the Arts needs an additional 100 million in increased regular funding to support Canada’s cultural infrastructure.

Elections: In the past, we have polled federal and municipal (mayoral, city council, and school trustee) candidates for their views on important local arts issues, and shared those responses with artists and voters in Richmond. 

The Richmond Arts Coalition will continue its efforts to advocate on behalf of all artists and arts and culture groups in an effort to make Richmond an appealing and artistically rich city for everyone.

If you have an issue you wish addressed, please email us.