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.

For questions on enrollment and other Institutes offerings, you can request a free virtual info session with Programs Coordinator and Alum Vince Caldera. Click Here

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:


AT&T Aspire, BCM Foundation, Cameron Boyce 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, The Music Man Foundation, Mythical Entertainment, Ruth and Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts, Rosenthal Family Foundation, Dwight Stuart Youth Fund, The Theodore J. Forstmann Charitable Trust, and The Kathryn Caine 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.

Important Dates for The Visual, Media & Performing Arts Institutes

Fall Term
August 13 - September 3, 2021 | Fall Term Registration
September 14 - November 19, 2021 | Fall Term


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