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

Since 1989, Inner-City Arts has brought life-changing opportunities to more than 200,000 children living in Los Angeles' most challenging neighborhoods.

Partnering with LA Schools (K – 8) and Beyond

Learning & Achieving Through The Arts

Learner-centered, research-based visual and performing arts instruction for classrooms during the school day.

4th & 5th Grade, Middle School, and High School Students

The Visual, Media & Performing Arts Institutes

Self-select, creative arts classes for 4th-12th grade students after school and on weekends.

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