Since its start, Inner-City Arts has served over 200,000 students and 10,000 teachers in the Los Angeles area. Every year, more than 5,000 elementary school students receive high-quality arts education on the Inner-City Arts campus thanks to a unique partnership with LAUSD. More than 1,000 middle and high school students engage in creative workshops at Inner-City Arts after school, on weekends, and during the summer.

Our unique approach to arts education brings students K-12 to our campus to create alongside teaching artists in well-equipped visual and performing art studios.

The Professional Development Institute provides educators and administrators with strategies for integrating creative practices into classroom curriculum.

The Rosenthal Theater is a state-of-the-art performance space for innovative and diverse performance and engagement for students, artists, and the community.


We stand by our Black community.
Inner-City Arts’ Statement on Black Lives Matter

Families, Friends, Staff, and Supporters: We stand with our Black community and join everyone of good conscience in anguish over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade—just the most recent examples of police brutality and racial bias in a disturbing, systemic pattern that has taken too many lives. This ongoing […]

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Skid Row education nonprofit launches global art campaign in partnership with...

#spreadheART aims to connect people across distances with inspiring, artistic messages of hope and healing Los Angeles, CA—With school campuses and arts institutions shuttered since March, cultural and educational organizations everywhere have swiftly transformed their service models for virtual spaces. In the case of creative learning center Inner-City Arts, that has meant engaging its young […]

"When I’m at Inner-City Arts, I feel like I’m in a secure place in which I am not judged and am able to be myself."

– Anthony Carrillo, Inner-City Arts student



Children who attend classes at Inner-City Arts score dramatically better in math, creativity and language arts. Our programs help students to be more focused and engaged in the classroom, enabling them to have better control over their future.



Inner-City Arts offers a safe, creative space where students are invited to explore. There are a few ways you can support us in our mission to transform lives with the power of the arts.