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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Rhett & Link of Mythical Entertainment Announce November 19th YouTube Livestream...

Rhett & Link of Good Mythical Morning on YouTube   Mythical’s first-ever all-day livestream event will air on the company’s flagship Good Mythical Morning channel, broadcast to nearly 17 million subscribers Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 2020—On Thursday, November 19th, the Internet’s biggest daily talk show (Rhett & Link’s Good Mythical Morning) will host a […]

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Inner-City Arts Takes Solvency Steps to Ensure Continued Programming During COVID-19

“3D Hands” student artwork created with 3D pens from Teaching Artist Eva Perez’ Introduction to Drawing class, Summer 2017   Dear Community, Since March, Inner-City Arts has undertaken changes to our 2020 strategy to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. Arts organizations everywhere are being tested by enormous financial upheaval and extraordinary stress. Like our […]

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Inner-City Arts’ Statement on Black Lives Matter

Families, Friends, Staff, and Supporters: We stand with our Black community and join everyone of good conscience in anguish over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade—just the most recent examples of police brutality and racial bias in a disturbing, systemic pattern that has taken too many lives. This ongoing […]

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Skid Row education nonprofit launches global art campaign in partnership with...

#spreadheART aims to connect people across distances with inspiring, artistic messages of hope and healing Los Angeles, CA—With school campuses and arts institutions shuttered since March, cultural and educational organizations everywhere have swiftly transformed their service models for virtual spaces. In the case of creative learning center Inner-City Arts, that has meant engaging its young […]

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In The Press: President & CEO Bob Smiland interviewed in The...

Inner-City Arts President and CEO Bob Smiland was recently interviewed by The Pasadena Outlook about his professional journey from successful corporate executive to passionate nonprofit arts leader: “I’ve learned how devastating life is for so many people in our inner city. Students come here from very tough situations, violence and hunger and poverty,” Smiland said. “Our […]