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Virginia Commission for the Arts Debuts New Specialty License Plate

The Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) unveiled a colorful new license plate that serves to support the state’s vibrant arts community. A portion of the fee for each Virginians for the Arts plate goes directly to the VCA and advances its mission of investing in the arts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“Virginians are enthusiastic supporters of the arts,” said VCA Executive Director Margaret Hancock. “Drivers throughout the Commonwealth will be excited to share their passion by displaying the Virginians for the Arts license plate on their vehicle. With its colorful burst inspired by colors from the Virginia state flag, it’s an expression of joy, much like the art it serves to elevate.”

Virginia drivers can purchase or renew the Virginians for the Arts license plate at the DMV or online at Specialty plate costs start at $25 in addition to the registration fee. Sixty percent of the funds generated through license plate sales and renewals go directly to grants designated for artists and arts organizations. VCA grants support visual arts, performing arts, literary arts and more that inspire, connect and educate all Virginians.


The Virginia Commission for the Arts, established in 1968, is the state agency dedicated to investing in the arts across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The VCA fulfills its mission through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, distributing grant awards to Virginia artists; arts organizations; educational institutions; nonprofit organizations; educators; and local and tribal governments. Learn more at

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Margaret Hancock, Executive Director

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