A Message to CAP Families and Participants

Dear CAP Parents and Participants,

Thank you for your interest in continuing your arts education with CAP! During this academic year, we will be engaged in a process of assessment and planning with partners across the Los Angeles County area. We are happy to announce that enrollment in the following programs will be open concurrent with this process: 

Sony Pictures Media Arts Program 

  • Pacoima Branch Library
  • Watts Towers Arts Center Campus
  • William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center
  • Center for the Arts Eagle Rock and
  • Wilmington Branch Library

For more information or to register for these programs, please visit the SPMAP site here

CAP will also run in-school programming at these locations:

  • Newhall Elementary School 
  • Bridgeport Elementary School
  • West Creek Academy
  • Rosedell Elementary School
  • The School of History and Dramatic Arts at the Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies

While we will be actively engaging our many partners in the community, we will not be hosting these programs during the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Media Mash-up / Visual Arts at Self-Help Graphics and Art
  • Piano and Voice at Watts Towers
  • Music at Plaza de la Raza
  • Creative Writing at Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory
  • SCVYO
  • High School Animation at CalArts 
  • Saturday Music / CAP Music at CalArts
  • Hart Park Silent Filmmaking Workshop

We will keep our participants, parents and interested parties informed about upcoming programs as they are confirmed, through email and on our website. We are excited to keep providing new and innovative education in the arts and appreciate all of your support throughout our 29 years of programming and into the future.

All the best,

The Community Arts Partnership team



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 6-18 in every discipline taught at the Institute.

Programs are offered at public schools, community centers and social service agencies, covering a 1,000-square-mile radius across Los Angeles County. With classes led by a teaching corps of accomplished CalArts faculty, alumni and student instructors, CAP participants learn to create original works of art and to experiment with prevailing conventions of artistic expression.

CAP’s success has served as a model for other arts education organizations locally and nationally. The program has received numerous honors, including the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, which recognizes exemplary programs that foster the creative and intellectual development of America’s children.

For more information on current programming please read our community message here.