Dear Friends, I hope you and your loved ones are keeping healthy and safe! As I near my 200th day with Inner-City Arts and with the global pandemic still influencing daily life, what comes to front of mind is the power of community. Inner-City Arts is a community of artists, educators, advocates, and creatives that […]
2019-2021 Impact Report
What will we do with what we’ve learned in the past 30 months? Join us on this journey. We know that the presence of art making has made a critical difference in the lives of our young people. Our impact report explores how we have continued to reach and uplift our young people, families, […]
Inner-City Arts Names New President/Chief Executive Officer
Inner-City Arts, widely regarded as one of the nation’s most effective arts education providers, will welcome new leadership when nonprofit executive Shelby Williams-González assumes the position of President and Chief Executive Officer on June 1, 2021. Williams-González’ passion for arts education has spanned a two-decade career as a teaching artist, senior level administrator, and executive […]
Inner-City Arts Awarded $1.2 Million Grant Through LA Arts Recovery Fund
Inner-City Arts is profoundly grateful to have been awarded a $1.2 million grant through the LA Arts Recovery Fund, administered by the California Community Foundation. This two-year funding safeguards our future stability as we continue to recover from the past year of unexpected change. At a time when our students are experiencing such great need, […]
Inner-City Arts Announces New Chief Executive Officer
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 […]
Inner-City Arts Awarded $150,000 Grant from S. Mark Taper Foundation to...
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 […]
The Innovative International Classroom: Inner-City Arts Partners with Curiious IQ
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, […]
Inner-City Arts Celebrates Three Decades and Presents Bob Bates with the...
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 […]
Creators of a New Age: Summer Photography Workshops Meditate on Birthplace,...
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, […]
L.A. County Department of Arts & Culture Announces Record-Breaking Funding at...
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 […]
Teens Give Life to their Hopes & Fears in Anywhere &...
[ 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 — […]
Inner-City Arts Awarded at 2019 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gala
Inner-City Arts was honored to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at their Annual Grants Banquet this week. HFPA awarded a total of $3.8 million in grants to nonprofits. Actor, singer, comedian, and television host James Corden accepted a grant in the total of $30,000 for Pre-Professional Training & Mentorship on behalf of […]