The Colorado Arts Caucus meets three to four times a year. The Caucus was started in 2018, and supports the arts landscape by working with legislators that share our passion. Caucus meetings are open to the public.

Colorado Arts Caucus “Arts and the Economy” was held on February 6, 2019. We had great attendance by our Legislative Arts Champions – the following legislators were present, make sure you thank them and follow them on social media. 

  • Rep Leslie Herod
  • Rep Alex Valdez
  • Rep Daneya Esgar
  • Rep Kerry Tipper
  • Rep Adrienne Benavidez
  • Rep Susan Lontine
  • Sen Nancy Todd

Meeting Agenda included…

Intro of Legislators, Dr. Jay Seller, President Arts for Colorado

Presentation by Western States Arts Federation, Paul Nguyen. Data Manager, “CVSuite,” a Product of WESTAF

Presentation by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Christin Day, Executive Director CBCA

Business leader panel for “Arts and Economy”

Facilitator, Meredith Badler, Program Director CBCA

  • Chris Ross, VP, US Bank
  • Kathy Kranz, CFO, Pinnacol Assurance
  • Martha Weidmann, CEO, NINE dot ARTS
  • Dustin Whistler, Owner, Forte Commercial Real Estate
  • Dan Prather, President, DualDraw


Please watch for our next Colorado Arts Caucus Meeting. Your presence speaks volumes. The time you spend with your elected officials can be invigorating, as they share your interest in the arts and are looking for input on key issues that may arise during the legislative session. We invite you to be a part of the dialogue and provide your perspective.

Arts Advocacy downloadable files (PDFs)

National Arts Advocacy Day
will be March 4-5, 2019 at the Hyatt Grand in Washington DC.

Watch the National Arts Advocacy Day video below…

Standing room only at the Arts and Economy Arts Caucus Meeting
Panel presentations by board members from CBCA