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.



Students can now register for our upcoming Summer Term! Our session for elementary school students begins on June 21 while middle & high school students start on July 12. Join us as we welcome back young people throughout L.A. and beyond for fun, creative, and engaging online classes across art forms like Drama/Theater, Filmmaking, Media Arts, Music, Photography, Stand-Up Comedy, Visual Arts, and our Creativity Lab!

Inner-City Arts offers a supportive space for young people to express themselves through guided, creative exploration that supports the development of the whole person. Art skills and life skills!

¡Los estudiantes ahora pueden registrarse para nuestro próximo Período de Verano! Nuestra sesión para estudiantes de escuela primaria comienza el 21 de junio, mientras que los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria comienzan el 12 de julio. Únase a nosotros para dar la bienvenida a los jóvenes de Los Ángeles y más allá para clases en línea divertidas, creativas y atractivas en formas de arte como Drama / Teatro, Realización de películas, artes multimedia, música, fotografía, stand-up comedy, artes visuales y nuestro laboratorio de creatividad.

Inner-City Arts ofrece un espacio de apoyo para que los jóvenes se expresen a través de una exploración creativa guiada que apoya el desarrollo de la persona en su totalidad. ¡Habilidades artísticas y habilidades para la vida!

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

February 9, 2021 | Classes Begin
April 16, 2021 | Classes End
April 19-23, 2021 | Culmination Week

March 13 - June 4, 2021 | K-6 Summer Registration
March 13 - June 25, 2021 | Middle & High School Summer Registration
June 21 - July 2, 2021 | K-6 Program
July 12 - July 23, 2021 | 7-12 Program


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