On behalf of the Board of Directors, Inner-City Arts would like to share with our community an important development: Shelby Williams-González has been named Chief Executive Officer. Building on its over thirty-year legacy, the arts education nonprofit will soon welcome the vision and leadership of Williams-González, a native Angeleno who has committed more than 20 […]
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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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In the face of violence and bigotry against the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, Inner-City Arts denounces the white supremacism and misogyny at the root of the devastating tragedy in Atlanta. We recognize such events as part of a deep pattern of oppression against the BIPOC community, social ills that deserve no place in our […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Inner-City Arts, a leading education nonprofit providing access to creative instruction for young people in Los Angeles—has received a $150,000, one-year grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation to support the organization’s general operations. “Their continued commitment to our cause enables us to continue to provide creative arts learning and critical thinking […]
"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.