Mia Bella Chavez, a student from the “Work of Art” College and Career Readiness Program discussing the VR experience with California By Design judge Dan Harden Takes 2nd Place in TV program California By Design’s “Best of the Best” awards Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 2020 — A world-first educational Virtual Reality partnership between […]
Since its start, Inner-City Arts has served over 200,000 students and 10,000 teachers in the Los Angeles area. Every year, more than 5,000 elementary school students receive high-quality arts education on the Inner-City Arts campus thanks to a unique partnership with LAUSD. More than 1,000 middle and high school students engage in creative workshops at Inner-City Arts after school, on weekends, and during the summer.
Our unique approach to arts education connects students K-12 to our teaching artists as part of their school classroom or within self-select studio programs.
The Professional Development Institute provides educators and administrators with strategies for integrating creative practices into classroom curricula.
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“3D Hands” student artwork created with 3D pens from Teaching Artist Eva Perez’ Introduction to Drawing class, Summer 2017 Dear Community, Since March, Inner-City Arts has undertaken changes to our 2020 strategy to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. Arts organizations everywhere are being tested by enormous financial upheaval and extraordinary stress. Like our […]
Families, Friends, Staff, and Supporters: We stand with our Black community and join everyone of good conscience in anguish over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade—just the most recent examples of police brutality and racial bias in a disturbing, systemic pattern that has taken too many lives. This ongoing […]
"When I’m at Inner-City Arts, I feel like I’m in a secure place in which I am not judged and am able to be myself."
– Anthony Carrillo, Inner-City Arts student
Our programs increase children's reading, English, and math skills.
Children who attend classes at Inner-City Arts score dramatically better in math, creativity and language arts. Our programs help students to be more focused and engaged in the classroom, enabling them to have better control over their future.
"I’m getting more of a sense of hope."
Inner-City Arts offers a safe, creative space where students are invited to explore. There are a few ways you can support us in our mission to transform lives with the power of the arts.