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

education

Transforming young lives through photography & film education

Gallery

Linking artists & community through exhibitions and public programs

consulting

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

 

Spotlight Media

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.

 
 
 

current exhibitions & upcoming events

 

latest news

 

GET INVOLVED

Ready to get involved? You can become part of our family of participants and supporters by enrolling your child, volunteering, fundraising, or donating.

 

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