Candidate: Phil Pocock
Position: Deputy Mayor
What opportunities do you believe Windsor-Essex has to grow our art, culture and heritage sector?
There is an abundance of opportunity throughout the county!
How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?
Grants and space
What role do you see for arts and culture in the promotion of the region both as a destination for tourists and as a place of permanent residence for youth, families, and retirees?
Arts in general is a large part of promoting tourism in the area. So I’d believe more of a leadership role
In what other ways could you use your position as an elected official to help support the arts, culture and heritage sector outside of using municipal funding?
Promoting education on where and when events are being held
What is your perspective on the best ways to collaborate with other levels of government to ensure sustainability and growth for the cultural sector of our community?
Open lines of communication and set goals and timelines for each level
How do you personally engage with arts, culture and heritage in Windsor-Essex?
I sit on the Essex Heritage Committee 😊