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, with summer offerings for K-12th.

Training, mentorship, and real-world experience necessary to prepare young creatives for professional life beyond high school.

Resources to Ensure Our Students Thrive

Support for student well being, access to learning tools, and connection to the local community in our list of available resources.

"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 & Co-Artistic Director