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.


Automata - Automata is dedicated 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.

Avenue 50 Studio - 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.

The Bootleg Theater - Warehouse-style setting for cutting-edge indie bands, plus theater, spoken-word and dance events.

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

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

CASA 0101 - CASA 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.

Center Theatre Group - 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.

Clockshop - An arts organization in Los Angeles working to expand the dialogue around cultural production, politics and urban space by commissioning new projects by artists and writers and partnering with diverse institutions. 

The Getty Center - 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. 

Hammer Museum - A 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.

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

LACMA -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.

Los Angeles Theatre Center - "...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."

Los Angeles Philharmonic - Los Angeles Philharmonic, housed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH), presents classical music, contemporary music, world music and jazz.

Makeshift Museum - The 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.

REDCAT - The 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 - 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.

Skirball Cultural Center - The 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.

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