Celebrities Will Help Fund State Arts Grants With License Plate Sales


Mar 15, 12 Celebrities Will Help Fund State Arts Grants With License Plate Sales

The California Arts Council, the grant-making agency whose funding (currently 13 cents per capita) had landed it in last place nationally for eight consecutive years before Kansas saved it from the cellar this year by stopping all arts spending, aims to harness the Golden State’s bounty of celebrities and motorists in hopes of relieving its dearth of arts grants. The arts council announced Wednesday that it has enlisted a bevy of stars in a bid to bring a more glamorous touch to its primary funding mechanism: selling special arts license plates (pictured) to motorists whose purchases are in fact charitable contributions to arts grants.

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