Self-Advocacy is (an) art

This summer, Upstream Arts is launching our NEW Self-Advocacy programming, revolutionizing Self-Advocacy through the arts. Join us in class and use creativity to expand your voice and choice and live your best life – everyday.

After a year of responding to meet the unprecedented demand spurred on by COVID-19 and its systemic impacts on our disability community, Upstream Arts is proud to be partnering with the Department of Human Services to offer weekly Self-Advocacy classes open to all adults with disabilities 18+. Classes will meet online this summer, with in-person options coming this fall!

Taught by teams of highly-trained Teaching Artists, our Self-Advocacy classes use theatre, dance, poetry, music and more to explore topics related to informed choice and person-centered planning.

Classes offer a fun, creative, and interactive environment for you to expand your artistry, connect with your peers, hone your voice and choice, and practice skills you will use daily to express your preferences and live your most self-determined life.

We believe that everyone has a story that is worthy of telling, and of being heard.

Add your voice to the conversation. Register today!


Summer Self-Advocacy classes run
July – September 2021

Mondays 10am-11am starting July 12

Wednesdays 1-2pm starting July 7

Thursdays 4-5pm starting July 8

Online | Pay-what-you-can, with a suggested $20/class (no one turned away)

ASL Interpretation and Closed Captioning provided

Coming soon! Options to pay with waivered dollars beginning Fall 2021.