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Spring 2015 Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys: Inglewood City Council District 3

Spring 2015 Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys: Inglewood City Council District 3

Candidate order: James K. Marcantel, Eloy Morales Jr., James Spencer

As part of its work to connect voters and candidates, Arts for LA presents these Arts & Culture Candidate Surveys to promote dialogue around issues related to arts education and its benefits.

Survey responses provided by each candidate are for voter information purposes only. Arts for LA does not endorse candidates seeking office. We are committed to fostering respectful, nonpartisan dialogue about issues relating to arts and culture. For more information, please read about our mission and values or our FAQ.

All eligible candidates were contacted to participate in the survey. If you would like to submit new or revise existing responses, please contact Cristina Pacheco at advocate@artsforla.org or 213-225-7580.

Voting for Inglewood City Council District 3 will be held on Tuesday, April 7.

1 seat is available in this election.

For more information on where to vote, visit the Los Angeles County Clerk/Registrar-Recorder’s Office website.

Question 1: What was the most meaningful arts and cultural experience you had growing up?

I loved music and loved art.

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I loved drama and music. What I enjoyed about both of them was it gave me a chance for self expression, in addition a chance to improve my level of confidence more importantly a chance to compete and be in tune to my total being. This should be made a requirement for all schools K-12. I recalled an experience when I was lead in a singing class and we had to change our entire approach and songs, because the sound systems were not working. We had very little time to adjust.We were under pressure and we excelled. We were applauded for our outstanding efforts and creativity.

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Question 2: What do you believe the role of City Council should be in the development and support of the region's cultural infrastructure?

I think the classes should be smaller to give the teacher a chance to teach the student better and for those that need more assistance. And to get the parents more involved

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The number 1 role, I believe creativity can play in supporting key priorities is developing a plan that will focus on Self Improvement. Once you understand your purpose and your power you will begin to change. Education is extremely important but once I take myself and set goals and timelines everything else becomes important. My creative approach will focus on 4 areas : 1. Self Development 2. Self Analysis 3. Self Awareness 4. Self Respect

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Question 3: How would you champion modifications to, or expansion of, the city's current funding stream for local arts and culture?

I think art is good for the students. The downfall is no funding to support the arts programs.

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I feel that the initiative to restore meaningful sequential arts education into its core curriculum is the first step. Once restored the strengths of Arts and self expression will be displayed on a continuous basis. (HOW)? Thinking out of the box and using creativity options to express self and to feel a sense of self worth . The weakness of the plan is there isn't enough of marketing behind the plan. We have to be be able to show the power of arts. Our commitment level of this initiative has to be made clear and concise.

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Question 4: What three things would you do to deepen the city's investment in its creative economy (cultural tourism, indirect and direct jobs, nonprofit and for profit)?

I think finding out how to raise money for the schools for art classes.

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My district can make arts education plan and its progress on the plan more visible by getting students involved with the process. Times are changing and we have not embraced change. We have changed through social media and we can connect around the world and arts has to address the desire to connect the world to our school systems. The education plan and its progress can become universal. Again, its all about creativity and self expression. Parents will get behind the plan once the teachers and community get behind it.

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