The Colorado Arts Caucus formed in 2018, supporting the arts landscape by working with legislators that share our passion. Caucus meetings are open to the public.
In the FY19 session, the Colorado Arts Caucus held three convening’s with the topics “Arts in Education,” “Arts and the Economy,” and “Arts and Culture,” hosted by Opera Colorado. We had amazing 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
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)
- Introduction to Advocacy
- Legislative Process Overview
- How to do a Legislative Meeting
- Recent Successful Legislation
- Organization Information
- 2020 Board Members
National Arts Action Summit
The National Arts Action Summit will take place on March 30-31, 2020 in Washington, DC. The National Arts Action Summit is a multi-day event bringing together arts advocates from across the country. Attendees will attend a full day of advocacy training to learn the latest research and legislative arts priorities from the experts on Monday, March 30. That evening, The Nancy Hanks Lecture at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is sure to inspire and motivate advocates. The following day, March 31, is Arts Advocacy Day when advocates take their passion, knowledge, and stories to Capitol Hill for meetings with their congressional leaders. Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.