Arts and Culture

Act NOW to increase support

I am a published author. My award-winning 2017 book Just Jen was the culmination of a Master’s degree in Creative Non-Fiction Writing at The University Of King’s College.  I have just this year published a second book, Sounds Like A Halifax Adventure.

HRM is nationally-known for its music, writers, performers, filmmakers, and for the high-quality instruction at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), leading to a treasure of talented graduates. HRM has to watch carefully to make sure NSCAD continues as a vibrant, independent institution with an appropriate physical home. Though this is under provincial and not municipal jurisdiction, it is clear that the NSCAD board must work for the good of the artists.

Support for arts and culture should meet the standard advocated by provincial organizations of at least 1% of the total municipal budget. This may sound like a lot, but the Police and RCMP use 13-14% of the budget. The creative economy can continue to thrive here, but only with the dedicated involvement of all levels of government. HRM needs to ensure that an appropriate array of performance and museum spaces exist. The former Spring Garden Road Memorial Library, an important definer of the essential feel of the downtown, should, with public input, be renovated as public space.

It’s Time.

HRM needs a Better Council.

Vote for a Better Council. 

Vote for Jen.

About Jen

Jen Powley is a candidate for councillor in District 7.

Jen has lived with multiple sclerosis throughout her adult life. She knows what it’s like to face challenges and make good things happen. She listens, she thinks, and she acts.

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Let’s work together to get Jen elected!

You have the opportunity to be a part of something special.

Help Jen become a Different Voice for Halifax by donating to her campaign.

Voting Information

Here’s the map of district 7, are you a resident of this area? If so, vote for Jen!

On October 17th, vote Jen Powley for council.

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