“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 open new doors for invention and practice.
These are the things that Upstream Arts is bringing to [our] services.”
– Executive Director, Special Education, Minneapolis Public Schools
In 2014-15, your contribution to Upstream Arts impacted
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 the Twin Cities metro area 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 more than 16,000 contact hours of instruction in the arts and social/communication skill development.