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.

School day: K-6th grades

Learning & Achieving Through The Arts

Learner-centered, research-based visual and performing arts instruction in partnership with LA schools during the school day.

Self-select, creative arts classes in a variety of disciplines.

Training, mentorship, and real-world experience necessary to prepare young creatives for professional 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 & Co-Artistic Director