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