Upstream Arts participant and Teaching Artist in a drumming activity

“Historically, artists have played a role in bringing emotional truth to institutions. The arts have the potential to break new ground, to energize our personal connections, and to open new doors for invention and practice. These are the things that Upstream Arts is bringing to our services.”

– Executive Director, Special Education, Minneapolis Public Schools

In 2014-15, your contribution to Upstream Arts impacted

professional artists working at the intersection of the arts, disability, and learning.

cross-sector partnerships with schools, adult day programs, disability service providers, and community organizations across the Twin Cities metro area and beyond.

innovative multidisciplinary arts programs, designed to nurture vital social and communication skills for people with disabilities at every stage of life.

individuals of all ages and abilities receiving more than 16,000 contact hours of instruction in the arts and social/communication skill development.

We have a goal of raising $100,000 by June 30, 2016 toward providing more arts learning experiences for people with disabilities at every stage of life.

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