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.

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