Inner-City Arts has partnered with Curiious to explore and support a fresh, innovative approach to education using virtual reality (VR) to engage students. Curiious is a virtual reality education and training company that has used creativity and technology to solve problems for over 20 years. With offices in Sydney, Los Angeles, and New York, […]
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 brings students K-12 to our campus to create alongside teaching artists in well-equipped visual and performing art studios.
The Professional Development Institute provides educators and administrators with strategies for integrating creative practices into classroom curriculum.
The Rosenthal Theater is a state-of-the-art performance space for innovative and diverse performance and engagement for students, artists, and the community.
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This November, Inner-City Arts will host the 2019 Imagine Awards on our very own campus, where we will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to our co-founder and Artistic Director Bob Bates for his dedication and vision. This year’s festivities will be hosted by Glorya Kaufman. In 2009, long-time supporter Glorya Kaufman awarded Inner-City Arts a […]
This summer’s Red Hook Labs x Inner-City Arts Summer 2019 photography courses focused on fashion photography and portraiture. With guidance from teaching artist Collette McGruder, students created images across various sites, including the Santa Monica National Forest. These young photographers drew inspiration from specific sites to launch an unexpected visual dialogue about youth, nature, history, […]
"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.