Middle & High School Students*


Inner-City Arts' Visual, Media & Performing Arts Institutes offer self-select after-school and weekend classes to middle and high school students, as well as 4th & 5th graders. Every class, no matter the art form, provides students with a valuable opportunity for creative exploration, performance (sharing work), individual and group study, mentorship with professional teaching artists, and career-development support.

2021 Spring Session - Institutes
2021 Sesion de Primavera - Institutos

Self-Select Arts Classes are Back February 8th!

¡Las clases de artes autoseleccionadas regresan el 8 de febrero!

Registration EXTENDED through 2/2 at 12pm
El registro EXTENDIDO hasta el 2 de Febrero a las 12 p.m.

Start your 2021 with arts & creativity! We welcome back young people throughout L.A. and beyond for a fun and engaging Spring Session online with offerings in Drama/Theater, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Stand-Up Comedy, Visual Arts, and our Creativity Lab!

¡Comienza tu 2021 con arte y creatividad! ¡Damos la bienvenida a los jóvenes de Los Ángeles y más allá para una sesión de primavera divertida y atractiva en línea con ofertas en Teatro, Realización de Películas, Diseño Gráfico, Música, Fotografía, Comedia y Improvisación, Artes Visuales y Nuestro Laboratorio de Creatividad!

To register and explore class info, select a grade level below!

Para registrarse y explorar la información de la clase, seleccione un nivel de grado a continuación.




If your family qualifies for free or reduced lunch,
you may be eligible for a full scholarship:

Si su familia califica para almuerzo gratis o reducido,
puede ser elegible para una beca completa:

The Visual, Media & Performing Arts Institutes offer specialized, in-depth workshops led by professional teaching artists. These classes present a variety of opportunities for middle and high school students, depending on their level of interest and skill in a specific art form.

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With special thanks to our supporters who make this program possible:

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AT&T Aspire, Bank of America, BCM Foundation, The Eisner Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Foundation, The Getty Foundation, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Harman Family Foundation, Audrey & Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation, Sherry Lansing Foundation, Music Man Foundation, Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, and Kathryn Wanlass Charitable Foundation

In 2001, Inner-City Arts’ after-school program was recognized with the Coming Up Taller Award, sponsored by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Upcoming Dates for The Visual, Media & Performing Arts Institutes

December 17, 2020 - January 18, 2021 | Spring Registration
February 9, 2021 | Session Begins
April 16, 2021 | Session Ends
April 19-23, 2021 | Culmination Week

For general questions about our Institutes program, please contact:

Mike Halverson
Senior Programs Manager
(213) 627-9621 x 113

“Everybody I met at Inner-City Arts is a bowl of sunshine. I really did grow as a person in class, and I learned new skills that I can use in everyday life.”

– Inner-City Arts High School Student