Together, we are LA. Together, as a community, we have the potential to greatly impact the lives of thousands of Los Angeles youth through arts programming. For being such an essential part of this effort and remaining a supportive member of this community, thank you. Please enjoy these digital gifts from our students, created in our studios, as […]
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—an oasis of creativity and learning in the heart of Skid Row—to create alongside teaching artists in well-equipped visual and performing art studios.
The Professional Development Institute supports public education through programming designed to provided educators and administrators with strategies for integrating creative practices into classroom curriculum.
The Rosenthal Theater is a state-of-the-art performance space and creative home for innovative and diverse performance, education and engagement for students, artists, and the community.
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This past fall, high school students in our Creative Writing workshop explored the themes of identity, resilience, and passion through poetry. Led by teaching artist Jesse Bliss, students published a chapbook entitled, “What Risen Phoenixes Look Like: For Our Generation.” Co-edited by creative writing student Karenth O., this chapbook contains poignant observations and deeply felt poetry […]
Every day hundreds of students walk through our campus to develop creative skills and explore their imagination. Our dedicated and passionate volunteers are an essential part of making Inner-City Arts a safe, creative, and collaborative environment for young people. We took the time to talk to Micah Lewis, a freelance character design and storyboard artist, […]
"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.