The Professional Development Institute at Inner-City Arts addresses current and pressing needs in education including arts and arts-integrated learning, Social-Emotional Learning, culturally responsive teaching, and learning through multiple modalities. We offer education and support for adults in authentic arts practice and integrating it into teaching practice.
In the Professional Development Institute, educators, administrators, parents, and guardians, particularly those in schools grappling with high levels of economic inequity, learn how to build bridges between the arts and academic subjects. Program participants learn how to actively engage students and enhance each student's ability to achieve academic and personal success.
With special thanks to our supporters who make this program possible:
The Canet Foundation, DEW Foundation, LA Arts Recovery Fund, Mythical Entertainment, Rosenthal Family Foundation, and The Theodore J. Forstmann Charitable Trust.
Important Dates for Professional Development
Join us for our Summer 2022 Creativity in the Classroom workshops and more!
- Arts Educator Training for Youth (July 11 - 15, 2022)
- Creativity in the Classroom (July 25 - 29, 2022)
- Professional Development’s Greatest Hits (August 1 - 5, 2022)
For more information about the Inner-City Arts Professional Development Institute, including registration information and other opportunities, please contact the department by email:
Associate Director of Professional Development
213.627.9621 x 112
“I had let time restrictions and mandates close my thinking. I now feel much stronger about the need for the arts. I can see new connections between subjects. I’m getting more of a sense of hope.”
– Laura D., 2nd grade teacher, Professional Development participant