WHO WE ARE
We work at the intersection of the arts, disability, and learning.
Upstream Arts is one of few arts organizations nationally that focuses on developing social and communication skills through curriculum-based arts programming for people with disabilities at every stage of life. With residencies, community events & performances, and trainings, we offer intentional opportunities for shared creative experiences and personal empowerment.
Upstream Arts uses the power of the creative arts to activate and amplify
the voice and choice of individuals with disabilities.
For students from birth to age 21, in collaboration with public schools
Community performances, exhibits, and cross-sector dialogues
For adults ages 21 to 75+, in collaboration with Adult Day Programs
Learning and growth opportunities for artists, organizations, educators, and cross-sector leaders
Rochelle Cox, Executive Director of Minneapolis Public Schools
In 2018-19, your contribution to Upstream Arts will impact
Change Matters: Support Upstream Arts by rounding up at the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-ops in January
Upstream Arts is honored to be the January recipient of the Change Matters program with Twin Cities Co-Op Partners. When you shop at the Wedge Table, Wedge Co-Op, or Linden Hills Co-op during the month of January, round up your change to support Upstream Arts' arts...read more
Upstream Arts and Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association present Intelligent Lives: Opening Doors to Inclusion a film screening and panel discussion Join us for Intelligent Lives, a film documentary featuring three young adults with intellectual disabilities- Micah,...read more
Our Teaching Artists and Staff are involved in a wide range of professional projects outside of their work with Upstream Arts. Each month, we post opportunities to see their performances, exhibitions, and other events as well as notable accomplishments.Brian Bose will...read more