The Arts in Los Angeles

Explore the incredibly rich cultural landscape that Los Angeles has to offer, starting with these cutting-edge arts organizations, project spaces and performances centers. Many offer internships and other unique opportunities for work and research.


̀ư-̀ưAutomata is̀ưdedicated to the creation, incubation, and presentation of experimental puppet theater, experimental film, and other contemporary art practices centered on ideas of artifice and performing objects.

̀ư- Avenue 50 Studio is an arts presentation organization grounded in Latina/o culture, visual arts, and the Northeast Los Angeles Community, that seeks to bridge cultures through artistic expression, using content-driven art to educate and to stimulate intercultural understanding.

̀ư-̀ưWarehouse-style setting for cutting-edge indie bands, plus theater, spoken-word and dance events.

- A contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles offering free general admission and an active program of rotating exhibitions.

̀ư-̀ưPart of the Hammer Museum this fall, Bureau of Feminism brings a range of feminist perspectives to the museum through exhibits, performances, and public programs.

-̀ưCASA 0101 is dedicated to providing inspiring theater performances, art exhibits and educational programs – to Boyle Heights, thereby nurturing the future storytellers of Los Angeles who will someday transform the world.

̀ư- At their three theatres—the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre—they invite audiences to experience the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country.

̀ư- An arts organization in Los Angeles working to expand̀ưthe dialogue around cultural production, politics and urban space bỳưcommissioning new projects by artists and writers and partnering̀ưwith diverse institutions.̀ư

̀ư- Through ambitious projects in Los Angeles and around the world, the Getty Center works to make a lasting difference in conservation practice, art historical research, and museology and to promote knowledge and appreciation of art among audiences of all ages.̀ư

̀ư-̀ưA vibrant intellectual and creative nexus, the Hammer is fueled by dynamic exhibitions and programs—including lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and musical performances—that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas.

- A museum dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry and promoting understanding and appreciating of America's ethnic and cultural diversity.

̀ư-To serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, and through the translation of these collections into meaningful educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the widest array of audiences.

̀ư-̀ư"...a world-class arts center for those pursuing artistic excellence; a laboratory where both tradition and innovation are honored and honed; a place where the convergence of people, cultures, and ideas contribute to the future."

̀ư- Los Angeles Philharmonic, housed at̀ưthèưWalt Disney Concert Hall̀ư(WDCH), presents̀ưclassical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz.

-̀ưThe Makeshift Museum is located in the Arts District of Los Angeles. What makes the Makeshift Museum different is intention and its constituency. Besides the intense interest of the world now focused on the arts district and that audience we expect to draw upon, we will be reaching out to the surrounding neighborhoods that have been left out of the experience of contemporary art during the development of the arts district.

̀ư-̀ưThe Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) is an interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex.

- Rock Rose Gallery is an arts incubator for artists of all disciplines. Artists are encouraged to flourish at Rock Rose, a safe and nurturing environment which also allows the community to be inspired and to get in touch with their own creative spirit.

̀ư-̀ưThe Skirball Cultural Center is a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality.

- The Women's Center for Creative Work, or̀ưWCCW, is a not-for-profit organization which cultivates LA’s Feminist Creative Communities and Practices.