Community Partnerships

From recruitment activities initiated by our Admissions office to outreach efforts led by our Public Programs team, ArtCenter partners with a number of community arts organizations located throughout Greater Los Angeles to build a pipeline for students to pursue an art and design education.

Recent Partnerships:

Art Division is a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting underserved youth who are committed to studying the visual arts. Art Division distinguishes itself by providing in-depth services to young adults aged 18-26 in the Rampart District of Los Angeles, an at-risk population in one of Los Angeles’ most densely populated and underserved communities. 

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) provides underserved youth with free, exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. HOLA now serves over 2,300 youth ages 6-24, on a four-building campus in the Rampart District of Los Angeles.

Widely regarded as one of the nation's most effective arts education providers, Inner-City Arts is an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles. During the school day, after school and on weekends, elementary, middle and high school students come to Inner-City Arts to work with professional teaching artists in well-equipped studios, receiving hands-on instruction in a range of subject areas within the visual, performing and media arts. 

Las Fotos Project is a community-based nonprofit organization that inspires teenage girls through photography, mentorship and self-expression. Offering year-round programming, Las Fotos provides girls with access to professional cameras, quality instruction and workshops that encourage them to explore their identity, learn about new cultures, build leadership and advocacy skills, and strengthen their social and emotional well-being.

Ryman Arts teaches classical drawing and painting to talented and motivated high school students as a bridge to a lifetime that expresses and appreciates the arts. This vibrant community of culturally diverse teens comes from five counties across Southern California. More than 80 percent live in low-income neighborhoods where schools provide little access to art and dropout rates are high.

Founded in 1970 in the heart of East Los Angeles, Self Help Graphics and Art is dedicated to the production, interpretation, and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicanx and Latinx artists. Their multi-disciplinary, inter-generational programs promote artistic excellence and empower the community by providing access to space, tools, training and capital.