The arts enhance creativity!
The mission of the Riverside Arts Academy is to provide instruction in a broad-based curriculum that focuses on improving the quality of life through dance, music and visual arts. RAA programs teach discipline, improve self-esteem, inspire creativity, and help young people set and reach goals. At the Riverside Arts Academy, young people are encouraged to explore, create and reach their full potential. A community board assists in the management of the RAA, for more information or to become a friend of RAA click here.
Come join us for a fun-filled creative environment where the inner artist is trained and nurtured:
- Arlanza Community Center (7950 Philbin Ave.)
- César Chávez Community Center (2060 University Ave.)
- Joyce Jackson Community Center (5505 Dewey Ave.)
- Villegas Community Center (3091 Esperanza St.)
For a schedule of classes, see the Activity Guide below. To register, click here.
To apply, complete the applications below.
For César Chávez, Joyce Jackson, Ysmael Villegas and Arlanza Community Centers along with Riverside Unified School District locations (Beatty, Highgrove, Bryant), complete the following:
For California Baptist University, complete the following:
The Riverside Arts Academy has been accepted to be an affiliate of the nationally recognized “Harmony Project.” Only ten (10) cities in the nation are an affiliate of the program. The Harmony Project offers youth in underserved areas/community to grow through a musical arts program. As an affiliate, youth and families have the opportunity to explore the musical aspirations from voice to instruments. Music keeps kids safe, in school and inspired. Harmony Project students strive in education and become self-motivated, build confidence and prepare to excel in school and beyond.