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Welcome to studio ACCESS: our new world of online programming featuring short arts-learning videos and live stream classes for people of all ages and abilities

  

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Matt Guidry, a slender white man with silver hair and beard, rides a scooter next to his children: Caleb, an adult with Cornelia de Lange syndrome who uses a chair, pushed by Lillian, a teenager with a mop of brown hair and a wide grin. They are on a park trail lined with tall prairie grasses.

In Small Moments: Changing one thing

For this installment of  In Small Moments I pass the ball to Julie, who opens up about her own experience of how the pandemic is showing up in our home through Caleb’s...
Bold banner with rainbow stripes and the text: Upstream Arts' Year of (R)evolution 2020-2021 No (R)evolution without inclusion! A photo of Teaching Artist Theo doing a high kick with Art of Me participants onstage.

Announcing our Year of (R)evolution

No (R)evolution without Inclusion Every summer, Upstream Arts Staff and Teaching Artists decide on a theme that reflects our intentions for the year ahead. With the events...
Caleb Guidry

In Small Moments: Silence and Understanding

As we collectively adapt to stay connected, Co-Founder and Artistic Director Matt Guidry illustrates Upstream Arts’ philosophy and practice through beautiful stories of...
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Arts and Advocacy are not separate | Our work in the last year

As our fiscal year draws to a close, we look back humbly at the work we've been able to do with and alongside our disability community. Even and especially amidst sweeping...
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Join us for the Summer Art Collective! July 6th-17th

Summer Arts Collective July 6th - 17th Some of the best in Twin Cities accessible arts experiences have come together to offer you an all-new online summer arts experience...
Cristina Castro, Upstream Arts Teaching Artist and At Home Homecoming co-host, wearing a UA t-shirt holds up a homemade UA spiral logo made out of cardboard. On their shirt is a homemade "homecoming mum" from UA annual reports. They are cheering enthusiastically!

See our Spirit Week Schedule!

Spirit Week Schedule May 19th-21stSign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for real-time Homecoming updates! Tues, May 19th - Day 1: High School...

In Small Moments: Finding Togetherness

As we adapt and innovate to stay connected, Artistic Director Matt Guidry shares some of Upstream Arts' best practices so that those who are sheltering at home, out of...

Upstream Arts’ At Home Homecoming May 19-21st

Join us for At Home Homecoming: A Spirit Week Fundraiser of school-style festivities to support our work.  Now more than ever, we're looking forward to celebrating with you!...

In Small Moments: Creatively Connecting

As we adapt and innovate to stay connected, Artistic Director Matt Guidry shares some of Upstream Arts' best practices so that those who are sheltering at home, out of...
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In Small Moments: How We Practice Invitation

As we adapt and innovate to stay connected, Artistic Director Matt Guidry shares some of Upstream Arts' best practices so that those who are sheltering at home, out of...

OUR MISSION

Upstream Arts uses the power of the creative arts to activate and amplify the voice and choice of individuals with disabilities.

2018-2019 ANNUAL REPORT

Learn more about the impact of our work at the intersection of arts, disability, and learning!

 

 

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