As a public arts school, LACHSA embraces and celebrates social and cultural diversity. Guided by a belief that our doors are open to young artists regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, or disability, our efforts to reach out to the diverse population of L.A. County are aided by partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, middle schools, community leaders, and local elected officials.
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A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.
The award-winning CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP), a co-curricular program of CalArts, offers free after-school and school-based arts programs for youth ages 4-18 in every discipline taught at the Institute.
CITY BALLET OF
City Ballet of Los Angeles Is a non-profit organization located in Downtown Los Angeles giving the life lessons dance to all. We offer Ballet, Yoga, Modern, Theater, Pointe, and Dance History.
Inner-City Arts, widely regarded as one of the nation's most effective arts education providers, 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.
The LA County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in LA County and provides leadership in cultural services. The Commission funds 380 nonprofits through a $4.5 million grant program.
The mission of the Latino Arts Network is to support and strengthen the Latino arts community and to promote the cultural well being of the communities and artists we serve by strengthening and promoting California’s Latino Arts.
Neighborhood Music School believes that lives change through music. Founded in 1914, we provide low cost/high quality one-on-one music instruction to those who need it most by serving as an anchor to our community, a bridge to cultural exchange and opportunity.
RALPH M. PARSONS
RALPH M. PARSONS
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation improves the well-being of the residents of Los Angeles County through responsive grantmaking in human services, civic and cultural, education, and health invest in organizations whose work strengthens our region.
Taught by LACHSA teachers and alumni, this program is presented every summer at LACHSA and offers prospective students classes in the 5 different art departments. An Ovation Guild member, this program provides over $30,000 in scholarships to students in need to attend the program every summer.
YOLA currently serves more than 1,300 young musicians across four sites, providing them with free instruments, intensive music instruction (up to 18 hours per week), academic support, and leadership training.
Providing access to high quality music education and experiences to students and community members, especially those at the margins of society, is at the core of our mission. YMF champions the right to mutual respect and strives to create connection without bias
The mission of Young Producers Group (YPG) is to improve the creative, cultural, and academic skill sets of students through project-based, interactive, digital music instruction. We seek to revitalize and reimagine what music education can be in the modern world.
THE ART HOUR
The Art Hour is a certified nonprofit organization that helps youth to harness their creativity, learn new art mediums, and connect with the top young artists in the nation by offering FREE, ONLINE ART CLASSES for students from grades K-12 every single weekend. With classes like 3D Graphic Design, Introduction to Vocal Technique and Disney Sing-a-long.
PLAZA DE LA RAZA CULTURAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS & EDUCATION
The only multidisciplinary community arts venue dedicated to serving the Eastside of Los Angeles. Founded in 1970 by labor, business and civic leaders as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, it offers affordable after-school, intergenerational arts programs to nearly 5,100 people each year. They foster enrichment of all cultures bridging the geographic, social, artistic, and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles, and beyond.
They exist to break down barriers that prevent teens from accessing art in our community, such as ticket or admission cost, navigating transportation around the city, and feeling insecure around arts-going. ANY teenager (13-19 years old) can sign up for a free TeenTix pass! The pass entitles teens to purchase $5 day-of-show tickets at any of our growing list of partner organizations in the Los Angeles area.
TAKE PART IN ART
Local elementary schools and middle schools are invited to see select LACHSA shows for free! Transportation to and from the performance is provided at no cost.
We hope to share arts with young scholars in communities with limited access to art education.
EQUITY & ACCESS TASKFORCE
Convened in February 2019 to address key issues of access to LACHSA and develop solutions to improve socioeconomic diversity, this team consisted of school officials, parents, nonprofit leaders, community activists, and local government agencies, who worked together to develop key recommendations on improving issues of equity.
LACHSA Admissions staff is available to provide information sessions and boothing services for local elementary/middle schools and nonprofit organizations. We also provide audition workshops, tours and informational sessions on campus. Our goal is to make the admissions process as easy and accessible as possible!