The Virginia Commission for the Arts is the state agency that supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Commission, which was created in 1968, is guided by 13 Commissioners appointed to five-year terms by the Governor and confirmed by the General Assembly. To ensure statewide representation, at least one Commissioner -- and no more than two -- is appointed from each Congressional district. A full-time staff of 5 implements programs and policies. The Commission is assisted by a statewide network of advisory panelists.
Virginia Commission for the Arts supports artistic excellence and encourages growth in artistic quality for the benefit of all Virginians.