We are proud to share with you our recently published 2017 Impact Report! Discover the many ways Inner-City Arts served our city last year and explore the wide-range and impact of our student, educator and community programming and service. Preview a digital version below or download here.
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 elementary, middle and high school students to our award-winning campus—an oasis of creativity and learning in one of the nation's poorest neighborhoods—to work alongside teaching artists in well-equipped visual art studios and performance spaces.
The Inner-City Arts Professional Development Institute provides educators—classroom teachers, administrators, university students, and teaching artists—the tools to build bridges between the arts and academic subjects, improving student literacy and overall academic achievement, and raising teacher retention rates.
The Rosenthal Theater — a state-of-the-art performance space located on our campus — is creative home to innovative and diverse performance, education, and artist engagement. Through the theater, Inner-City Arts is able to activate local community members and partners in transforming our city through the arts.
Join us at our next event!
June 9, 2018 – Los Angeles, California
Featuring Mayer Hawthorne and special DJ set by Mark Ronson
Join hundreds of Angelenos on our campus this summer in support of equal access to arts education for the kids and teens of our city. Enjoy a special night of live music on our roof top, art installations, food, drinks, studio tours and more!
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At the start of this Winter’s Learning and Achieving Through the Arts session, our teaching artists and program staff collaborated to develop new programming tailored to meet and support the unique social, cognitive and creative developmental needs of our middle school youth. Over the course of 4 months and 16 weekly meetings, middle school students and their […]
From KCET ARTBOUND‘s “The Broad Invites the Children of L.A. to Explore Their Very Own Museum“: Bob Bates, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Inner-City Arts (ICA), also feels thankful for his educational art center’s partnership with The Broad. ICA teachers have been able to visit with their students on a regular basis. “It is a […]
"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
Our programs increase children's reading, English, and math skills.
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.
"I’m getting more of a sense of hope."
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.