VICA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of the Virgin Islands through leadership that preserves, strengthens and makes accessible, excellence in the arts to all Virgin Islanders. The Council consists of a nine member Board of Directors which is appointed by the Governor of the Virgin Islands and confirmed by the Legislature. There are four members from St. Croix, four from St. Thomas and one from St. John.
The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) is an agency of the Government of the Virgin Islands within the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. The Territorial Government funds VICA’s administrative functions while the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency in Washington, D.C.) is VICA’s source of funding which is re-granted territory-wide.
VICA’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of citizens of the Virgin Islands through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens, and makes accessible, excellence in the arts to all Virgin Islanders.
Our goals and objectives are to develop and strengthen individual artists, craft persons, art organizations, and art resources to make the arts available to Virgin Islands residents and to promote the cultural heritage of the Virgin Islands for present and future generations.
We look forward to engaging with the community as we serve your arts and cultural needs!
The 6th Legislature’s Bill #2699, Act 1556 established VICA on January 25, 1966. In 1987 the Reorganization Act 5265, Section 405, confirmed the original act established in 1966. This Act established VICA within the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.