The California Arts License Plate program is one of three revenue streams funding the California Arts Council (CAC), a major funder of ACSO and ACSO-member organizations. This program accounts for 57% of the California Arts Council budget in 2013-14.
Sales and renewals of the tax-deductible arts plate enable the development of arts education and local arts programs throughout the state. Please encourage your patrons and audience to buy a California Arts License Plate.
For more information, contact the Department of Motor Vehicles at the California Arts Council at (800) 201-6201 or the special processing unit of the DMV at (916) 657-7654 weekdays.
Californians interested in increasing funding for the arts and arts education can contribute to the Arts Council Fund through their annual state tax return. Every dollar you contribute is tax-deductible!
During the first year of participation in the Franchise Tax Board's Voluntary Contribution program, 16,000+ Californians contributed more than $160,000. The Arts Council enthusiastically thanks the California taxpayers who contributed in 2011 and the arts organizations that helped promote this new funding opportunity.