Upstream Arts uses the power of the creative arts to activate and amplify the voice and choice of individuals with disabilities.
Winter/Spring 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.
February 12 – May 6, 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.”
Celebrate Upstream Arts with good food and great company at our in-person Feast with Friends. On January 22, 2024, Upstream Arts will receive 10% of all proceeds at The Lowbrow restaurant during their Dine Out Give Back Mondays!
Upstream Arts’ Art of Relationships residencies not only provide relevant sexual health information that many individuals with disabilities are denied, but also create cultures of consent and lay the foundation for prevention of sexual violence. Recently funding was cut, but we will not leave our community behind.
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...