The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is the programmatic home for the Arts in a Changing America project. As an internationally recognized school for the performing and visual arts–film, theater, art, dance, music and writing – the CalArts artistic philosophy places an emphasis on an exploration of new paths beyond conventional boundaries.
The creative community at CalArts comprises artists from a variety of backgrounds who are educated in a fast-paced, forward-looking environment and guided by a faculty of professionals who are at the leading edge of their respective fields. The Institute nurtures artists whose work informs the state of culture today, and develops emerging artists who have the skills and drive to launch creative careers that will help shape our local, national and global communities in the future.
CalArts today is making one of the most thoroughgoing attempts of any arts college to place the education of artists in a mutually strengthening ecology that links campus, community and the broader world. It is striving toward a new synthesis of student and professional, learning and creating, local and global, as its graduates continue to make and remake the very future of the arts.