The institute is an opportunity for students of Los Angeles Unified School District to discover career fields within the visual and performing arts. Students visit different museums and performing art centers, meet with various art professionals, and create new content based on their experience.

The institute launched in September 2016 in LAUSD's Los Angeles High School of the Arts and the School of Visual Arts and Humanities and continues to bring unique experiences to the 15 students who have made a commitment to expanding their knowledge and understanding of the arts industry.