Summer Arts Program

Inner-City Arts
Program Name: 
Summer Arts Program
Grant Year: 
2009
Grant Type: 
General Community
Grant Amount: 
$15,000
Interest Area: 
Emergency Assistance for Basic Needs
Grant Purpose: 

The Summer Arts Program is a three-week program in ceramics, drama, dance, visual arts, and digital photography  for inner-city children, ages 5-15 experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Description: 

Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts (ICA) provides elementary, middle and high school students, many from LA’s poorest neighborhoods, with arts classes taught by professionals in state-of-the-art studio environments.  The art classes, provided in partnership with the school district, local charter and parochial schools, are often the only arts instructions students will access during the school day. ICA also offers after-school and weekend programs.  Classes are designed to strengthen language development, develop critical thinking skills, promote literacy and improve overall learning outcomes.