Upstream Arts uses the power of the creative arts to activate and amplify the voice and choice of individuals with disabilities.
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Fall Self-Advocacy Class Registration Now OPEN!
Our Self-Advocacy classes offer a fun, creative, and experiential learning environment for participants to strengthen self-advocacy skills with and alongside Upstream Arts artists and peers.
BI, CAC, CADI and DD Waivers now accepted.
October 2, 2023 – January 11, 2024
Inclusion happens in the
True access can be achieved through a consistent and intentional practice of doing the little things that say “I see you. I hear you. I notice you.”
We Assume Ability
Participation looks different for everyone, but through creativity, flexibility, and choice, all can be included and find success.
Access is an Attitude
Creating physical access with automatic doors and ramps is necessary and vital, but none of that matters if you don’t feel welcome when you enter a space.
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“Julie and I created Upstream Arts because we recognized that at the core of engagement and communication is a give and take, an action and reaction, a listening and responding. We knew from personal experience that the arts were a perfect medium through which to practice these fundamental human skills.”
Upstream Arts Teaching Artists and staff through the years.We're hiring!Apply now for Operations Associate position Accepting applications through October 22, 2023 Job Summary The Operations Associate is a key position in the operations of Upstream Arts, a mid-sized...
My voice has value. I have the right to be listened to. These are the first two themes we focus on in our Art of Self-Advocacy classes. The first two weeks of a session are all about getting to know one another, finding the rhythm of each class, and using our themes to start our dialogue about self-advocacy.
We're thrilled to celebrate with you, our community, on Wednesday, May 17 for The Art of We: Are All Connected. We'll be sharing fun, food, and a plethora of Upstream Arts activities. (If you haven't RSVPed yet, be sure to register for a free ticket today!) Everyone...