National Cultural Policy Survey
So as to gauge where Belize is at now, in terms of its strategic objectives and activities, we would like for you to consider and comment on the following questions.

Cultural policy survey


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  1. Please state your age:

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  1. Please state your gender:
Female
Male

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  1. In your opinion, which of the following best describes Belize's social and cultural make-up?
Hegemonic- A society where one dominant group has ethnic influence on all other groups
Synthetic- The different cultures are put together in an effort to establish a single whole culture
Pluralistic- Where all groups recognize the others unique characteristics and share in all-encompassing national identity

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  1. On the list below, indicate your choice on whether or not Belizeans enjoy equal access to social and cultural institutions and activities
AgreeDisagreeSomewhat agree
Educational institutions
Health care facilities
Cultural Fairs and Festivals
Archaeological Sites
Historical Landmarks and Buildings

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  1. Do you believe that the promotion of art and culture is important to the development of Belize?
Yes
No
Not sure

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  1. In which of the following ways do you believe that the promotion of the arts and culture can have a positive effect on Belize? (check those that apply)
Encourages better understanding of cultural practices and traditions
Improves tolerance and respect
Fosters togetherness among the cultural groups
Foster a national identity
Contributes to self appreciation
Other (state below)


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  1. Do you agree that the arts and creative industries can contribute to the Belizean economy?
If, yes can you give an example of how this happens?

If no, please explain.


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  1. Do current policies reflect and support the proper development of the arts and culture in modern Belize?
If yes, can you list a few examples?

If no, what policies need to be in place to ensure the proper development of the arts and culture?

What else can be done?


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  1. Other than by making direct financial investment, in what ways can the Government of Belize support arts and culture? (check those strategies that apply)
Passing laws which support for national cultural standards for example (intellectual property)
Signing international conventions related to art and culture
Providing tax concessions for those that invest in the arts and culture
Providing training and education for stakeholders in the arts and culture
Promoting indigenous cultures and cultural expressions
Ensuring the equitable distribution of resources to cultural groups and agencies
Developing curriculum which teaches and promotes national history, culture and arts
Other, please state other strategies


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  1. Choose any three (3) strategies from the list above and explain how you believe each one may be able to strengthen support for the arts and culture?

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  1. Should the arts and history be integrated into the general education curriculum?
Yes
No

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  1. Do young persons have a responsibility toward the preservation and promotion of Belize's cultural heritage?
Yes
No

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  1. If you answered yes in item 12, please give one example of how young persons can contribute to the preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage





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Belize City, August 12th , 2014. The National Song Competition sets the tone for the celebration atmosphere each year for the annual September more