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. 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.

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:

Institutes Funders 12.3.21

AT&T Aspire, BCM Foundation, California Community Foundation, The Canet Foundation, Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Harman Family Foundation, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, LA Arts Recovery Fund, Mythical Entertainment, Ruth and Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, The Theodore J. Forstmann Charitable Trust, The Kathryn Caine Wanlass Charitable Foundation, and WarnerMedia.

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.

Important Dates for The Visual, Media & Performing Arts Institutes

Check back here for more updates soon!


For general questions about our Institutes program, please contact:
(213) 627-9621


“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