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Welcome the New VCA Executive Director, Margaret Hancock

Margaret Hancock has been appointed to lead the Virginia Commission for the Arts!

“As we work to ensure Virginia is the best place to live, work, and raise a family, the arts continue to play a vital role,” said Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera. “Margaret brings an understanding of the importance of the arts, as well as a unique perspective having served in arts administration and external relations leadership positions prior to her role in the Commission. She will be instrumental in leading our efforts to continue to lift and connect Virginia artists, organizations, schools, and communities through the arts.”


In joining the VCA as the Executive Director, Margaret brings a breadth of education and experience. She studied art history at Duke University, during which she completed an internship with the National Gallery of Art, and earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia. For more than two decades, she has worked to advance the missions of prestigious arts, culture, and education institutions including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Savannah College of Art and Design, the University of Virginia, and the National Geographic Society.

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