CBCA will update this page with the latest information on arts advocacy opportunities locally and nationally and calls to action. Please check back regularly.
In October 2020, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) reached out to the Colorado Senate candidates leading in the polls to inquire about their platform and policies related to arts, cultural and creative industries. Read their responses to that questionnaire.
CBCA is proud to host Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts (AFTA) & Executive Director of the Arts Action Fund, to discuss the important choices on November 3 and arts advocacy opportunities on the horizon. Nina will update Colorado’s arts leaders and voters on issues coming up in Congress, AFTA’s ArtsVote 2020 initiative, their Put Creative Workers to Work platform, and what direct action you can take ahead of this important vote.
This webinar took place on October 23, 2020. View Recording HERE!
There can be no recovery without creativity.
To rebuild and reimagine the United States post-pandemic, we must put creative workers to work. Americans for the Arts has proposed 15 specific actions that the next Administration can take to activate the creative economy within a comprehensive national recovery strategy.
Led by Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action Fund, ArtsVote 2020 is an initiative to increase voter participation for the November 2020 election while keeping the arts top of mind for candidates and voters.
Take the pledge to make sure your vote counts! By taking the ArtsVote 2020 Pledge, you’ll receive exclusive access to Shepard Fairey ArtsVote images as well as a free Arts Action Fund membership.
There are lots more resources on the ArtsVote 2020 website, such as the ArtsVote 2020 Platform, podcasts with candidates hosted by musician Ben Folds, and other news and resources.
The #SaveOurStages initiative is led by the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).
The live event industry is experiencing upwards of 90% revenue loss and will be closed well into 2021 due to safety concerns posed by large gatherings. Without support from Congress, 90% of independent venues across America say they will be forced to close their doors forever.
This is the final push to Congress and there won’t be another opportunity. We need the #SaveOurStagesAct and the #RestartAct passed in order to keep independent venues nationwide from closing permanently.
The Arts Action Fund is at the forefront of advancing the arts in America. They are the only national arts advocacy organization dedicating 100% of their time, money, and political clout to advancing the arts in America. Their mission is to mobilize one million citizens to join us in mobilizing support of the arts and arts education around the country.
Membership is free and provides regular updates, resources and opportunities to take action in support of the arts.
Visit the Arts Action Center to see how you can take action today.
Arts Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization affiliated with Americans for the Arts.