Our Mission

To ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and use our participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.

Venice Arts made me feel confident as an artist and gave me the resources to bloom as one, too. I would have never picked up a camera before this place because I wouldn’t have had one to pick up. The energy of the people here is amazing. I always feel like I am at home.
— Jeanette, age 17

what we do


Transforming young lives through photography & film education


Linking artists & community through exhibitions and public programs


Sharing the power of story through project-based, participatory training


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Want to see what's new? Check out a rotating selection of recent work being produced by our program participants. The gallery currently features the over 30 Scholastic Art & Writing Award and Photographer's Forum High School and College Contest award winners from our program. Congratulations to our talents young artists! See more student awards here.


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