California Arts Council

State of California

arts plate gift voucher program

There's a new, easy, and tax-deductible way to support arts education and arts programs this holiday season.

The new Arts Plate gift voucher program is the first of its kind, allowing you to give the gift of California arts license plates. Recipients will use their gift voucher to fully cover the purchase of their own unique Arts Plate, which will directly support California arts education and local arts programs for as long as it is on the road.

Arts Plate gift voucher purchases and subsequent license plate renewals are considered tax-deductible charitable contributions to the California Arts Council. And the proceeds from sales and renewals of Arts Plate provide millions of dollars in support for arts education programs across California.

So head on over to and purchase a gift voucher (or two or three) for your loved ones, friends, or colleagues.

With California Arts Plates on their cars, they'll send a powerful message to everyone on the road:  I’m driving creativity, innovation, and success for California’s next generation!



why arts education matters

The arts and arts education cultivate imagination, creativity, and innovation – key skills in the 21st century global economy.


Your support will help create a state of innovation and ensure that California continues to be a world leader in creative and innovative industries for generations to come.

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