Meet the Team

Executive Director

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 and Political Action Committee. For 30 years, Nina has served as the chief policy, advocacy, and political strategist for both organizations, representing the nation’s 4,000 local arts agencies and mobilizing more than 420,000+ arts activist members in advancing the arts in America.

After helping to secure several arts funding economic provisions in key COVID-Relief packages, including CARES Act, Economic Aid Act, and American Rescue Plan, Nina provided free daily then weekly Zoom Office Hours with Nina and special webinars since April 2020 and continues to do so today on a monthly basis. She has provided customized technical assistance to thousands of artists and arts organizations in successfully tapping billions of dollars in pandemic economic relief aid, including Shuttered Venue Operators Grants, Payroll Paycheck Protection forgivable loans, COVID EIDL and Targeted EIDL loans, Employee Retention Tax Credits, NEA funding, and more.

Nina also spearheads the ArtsVote: Make Your Vote Count campaign every federal election cycle, featuring artwork by Shepard Fairey as well as customized state voter factsheets and social media ads to educate voters on new state election rules and deadlines to effectively cast their vote. Everyone is encouraged to join the Arts Action Fund for free at

Nina is a graduate of The George Washington University with a B.A. in French Literature, and of The University of Richmond School of Law with a J.D.  She is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Arts Action Fund Managing Contractor

Morgan Furnari began with the Arts Action Fund in the Fall of 2019 after graduating from the George Washington University with a double major in Organizational Sciences and Dance with a minor in Psychology. Her personal experience as an artist gives her a unique perspective for arts policy work which fuels her passion, drive, and dedication.