NOW INTRODUCING!

Welcome to studio ACCESS: our new virtual programming made of short arts-learning videos from our Teaching Artists! Together we continue to cultivate self-expression and social connection with our disability community.

 

 

OUR NEWS

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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...
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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...
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...
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In Small Moments: Notes on Practice with Matt Guidry

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...

Meet the new humans of Upstream Arts: Welcome to the world, Sylvan! Welcome to the team, Elle!

In a time of sudden change, all of us at Upstream Arts are jubilant to welcome two new people into our community, Sylvan Igneous Madaus Derenne and Elle Thoni!  Sylvan is...
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Join us for The Art of We: Grow Together in Practice

Join Upstream Arts for a joyful garden party and fundraiser! Gather together to raise funds for another year of groundbreaking work at the intersection of art, disability,...

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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