Inner-City Arts provides students with the tools and skills they need to succeed academically and personally.

Since it was founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts has brought life-changing opportunities to more than 200,000 children living in the city's poorest neighborhoods.

Partnering with LA Schools (K – 8)

Learning & Achieving Through The Arts

Learner-centered, research-based visual and performing art instruction during the school-day.

Middle and High School Students

The Visual, Media & Performing Arts Institutes

We provide creative classes for middle and high school students after school and on weekends.

Summer Middle School Workshops

Summer Middle School Workshops

Our summer programs for 5th, 6th and 7th graders provide a valuable opportunity for creative exploration.

Training and real-world experience necessary to prepare for life beyond high school.

"We have created a learning environment that goes far beyond experimenting with art supplies and playing dress up. It is a bridge between the demands of the often-difficult lives of our children and the world of academic achievement. Our young people have a safe place to create and believe in the brilliance of their own future."  – BOB BATES, Co-Founder & Artistic Director