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, […]
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.
The Latest News
On Thursday, July 25, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture gathered together L.A. county officials, nonprofit partners and other grantees in The Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts to announce that it has received up to a record-breaking $5.5 million in funding for the arts this year. The grants will be distributed to […]
[ VIEW MORE PHOTOS ] This year The Rosenthal Theater’s Youth Performance Ensemble, along with the Inner-City Arts Repertory Dance Company, performed Anywhere & Everywhere, In Our America, a multimedia production of theater, dance, and video work that explored the stories of America that divide, bind, and inspire us. This production tackled difficult topics — […]
"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.