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Inner-City Arts

The mission of Inner-City Arts is to engage young people in the creative process in order to shape a society of creative, confident, and collaborative individuals. We envisions a society that honors the human capacity for creativity, and values its cultivation in the education of young people.


3 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Breaking barriers of access to quality arts education and creative jobs

    Inner-City Arts empowers K-12th-grade youth to discover their creativity, explore a variety of art forms, and express their unique voices in a safe environment that builds community and supports their journey into the creative economy. Approximately 84% of students in our school-day program come from underserved communities, and 40% are English language learners. Through our after-school program and theater, we serve middle and high school students, community members, and local artists from system-impacted neighborhoods in the city.

  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Inner-City Arts: Virtual Arts Education Project

    Through a major expansion of our in-school program, Inner-City Arts will help close the equity and access gap on arts education for LAUSD students. With the expansive of digital platforms and tools now available (and recent integration of virtual learning on a wide-scale due to COVID-19), we will combine 30 years of hands-on experience with new virtual tools, to bring the highest caliber of sequential, curriculum-based arts education to the broadest segment of LAUSD’s least resourced classrooms, educators, and communities.

  • LEARN ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Providing Access to the Arts and the Endless Possibilities They Offer

    We use the arts to positively affect the lives of underserved L.A. children, improving their chances for success by developing creativity, improving learning skills and building self-confidence.