‘Driving the Arts’ across the State

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Kansans can now take part in “Driving the Arts” across the state, with their cars.

State officials have launched the “Driving the Arts” promotion.  The campaign hopes to raise $100,000 each year to support arts programming by selling specially designed license plates.

The goal is to sign up at least 2,000 people for the plates by April 1, 2014.

They will go into production once 500 have been reserved.

The annual fee for each plate is $50 and all of the money generated will go towards funding arts programs in the state.

“I think everybody should be pleased with the direction that we’re moving in now,” says Kansas Department of Commerce Public Affairs, Dan Lara.  It took us a while to get moving; we’re moving full speed ahead now; the announcement by the NEA and the grant is one step in a very positive direction and we’ll have over 1.1 million dollars to invest in teh arts in Kansas this year.”

The National Endowment for the Arts announcement he referred to is a $560,000 partnership grant to the state commission.

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