“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.”
– Rochelle Cox, Executive Director of Special Education, Minneapolis Public Schools
In 2017-18, your contribution to Upstream Arts will impact
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 Minneapolis/St. Paul 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 16,000+ contact hours of instruction in the arts and social/communication skill development.