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.
If you care about the impact of your vote on Colorado’s creative industries, then this is key information to inform your choices and inspire action.
Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs, Americans for the Arts and Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund
Nina Ozlu Tunceli is both Chief Counsel of Government and Public Affairs at Americans for the Arts as well as the Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund. For 27 years, Nina has served as the chief policy and advocacy strategist for Americans for the Arts and in 2004, she became the founding executive director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, an affiliated 501(c)(4) grassroots organization with a connected Political Action Committee—the only dedicated arts PAC in the country. Nina now mobilizes the political and legislative efforts of more than 450,000 citizen activist members in advancing arts policy issues to legislators and candidates seeking federal public office. After lobbying to secure several arts funding provisions in the 2020 CARES Act, Nina provided daily technical assistance and Zoom Office Hours to thousands of artists and arts organizations in successfully tapping billions of dollars in pandemic economic relief aid. Nina also created the dynamic ArtsVote: Make Your Vote Count campaign in 2020, featuring artwork by Shepard Fairey and engaging artist advocates Ben Folds, Annette Bening, and Brian Stokes Mitchell.