Show You Support The Arts With New Plates

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas Dept. of Commerce hopes you'll support the arts this holiday season by giving someone a "Driving the Arts" license plate. The agency all revenue from the specialty plate program goes directly to fund grants to artists and arts organizations.

“The arts stimulate economic growth, create jobs and contribute to a great quality of life for Kansans,” said KCAIC Chairman Lana Gordon.

“The holiday season is a great time to support the arts organizations that do so much for our communities. The license plates are a unique way to demonstrate that support.”

The annual fee for the plate is $50 and all of the revenue goes to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC). It isn't due until you go pickup the plate ay your local county treasurer's office.

According to the Commerce Dept., KCAIC is dedicated to promoting, supporting, and expanding the creative industries to help the economy grow and back creative jobs in the state. This year alone, they awarded $40,000 in grants to 22 organizations

“The KCAIC has done a great job supporting arts organizations across our state,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “The arts plate is a great option for arts supporters who want to help the KCAIC in its mission of supporting the growth of the creative industries in Kansas.”


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