ATA is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit funding arts programs in public elementary schools. Co-founded by former Guns n' Roses drummer, Matt Sorum. Supported by Jane Lynch and others.


Cats And Dogs
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a special LAUSD student art and essay exhibit
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1:00—4:00 p.m.
LA Plaza de Cultura Y Artes
501 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Invite your family and friends and join us
for an afternoon of activities, kids crafts, music and refreshments.
All are welcome!    

Hosted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW),
Adopt the Arts and the
Los Angeles Unified School District  

For more information, please contact Christine Jones, IFAW
Phone: (508) 744-2081 Email:

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Matt Sorum speaks with State Senate

Matt was recently invited to testify in Sacramento at the Joint Committee on the Arts Hearing about the "Creative Economy."

Love Elephants Art Contest

Adopt the Arts, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Los Angeles Unified School District invited students and families to a Youth Art Exhibit and Awards Event to honor the winners of the 2013 Love Elephants Art Contest

Matt Sorum and Yo Yo Ma to Lobby for Arts Funding

Matt Sorum has been invited by Ovation TV and Americans for the Arts along with Yo Yo Ma ...

A+A and IFAW Promote Habitat Sustainability Through Art

Adopt the Arts has partnered with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to teach ...



Abby Berman

Matt Sorum

Board Members

Advisory Committee


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Slash, Juliette Lewis, Tommy Hollenstein and Matt Sorum


It is the mission of Adopt the Arts Foundation to bring together well-known artists, public figures, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and the general public to save the arts in America's public schools. We believe that it is morally and ethically incumbent upon us to foster the creativity, dreams, hopes, and imaginations of our children.





In our short existence as a non-profit, we have already donated 1,000 instruments – providing modern band curriculums and vocal and instrumental classes – to 30 LAUSD elementary schools. There are many ways to help out, if you are interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you.

Here are a few of the schools we've supported:

Rosewood Avenue

Fullbright Elementary

Hillcrest Drive Elementary


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Our Adopt a School program is the best way to quickly give schools flexible arts and music programs. Join Matt Sorum, John Stamos, Mark McGrath, Johnathon Schaech, Adrian Young and Rob Prior and take part in this exciting new initiative. To learn more, email


Epic School Battle

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Matt Sorum challenges
megastars to Adopt the Arts

Introduction to Adopt the Arts


For general inquires or to find out more about getting involved, please email

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