Inner-City Arts offers a safe, creative space where students are invited to explore.
Inner-City Arts, widely regarded as one of the nation's most effective arts education providers, is an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of transforming the lives of young people in Los Angeles and beyond.
Inner-City Arts' beautiful, award-winning campus is a source of inspiration to all who visit. During the school day, after school and on weekends, elementary, middle and high school students come to Inner-City Arts to work with professional teaching artists in well-equipped studios, receiving hands-on instruction in a range of subject areas within the visual, performing and media arts.
Equally essential to Inner-City Arts' mission, the Inner-City Arts Professional Development Institute provides experiential training for educators, university students, school administrators, and others dedicated to bringing high-quality arts education to students of all ages and backgrounds.
Inner-City Arts also supports student achievement and community growth by engaging families and members of the community through programs, performances, and events hosted in the state-of-the-art Rosenthal Theater.
"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
“Inner-City Arts provides us with a beacon of light that makes us feel proud of who we are, and allows us to see the path we were meant to be on, regardless of our career choices.”
– Kimberly Duron, Inner-City Arts student