We’re using the creative arts to change mindsets about ability and disability. 

We believe there is no separation between art and advocacy, that by creating together we are expanding culture to be more accessible to everyone across the disability-ability spectrum and all its intersections. In each class, we practicing listening, learning, self-expressing, and self-advocating in ways that are as unique as each person and each relationship. Ours is the art of connection without assumption. When you choose to invest in our work, you become a part of our creative movement towards an ableist-free present, one small moment at a time.

We’re a small organization that makes a tremendous impact, so your dollars go a long way! Individual Supporters like you power 11% of all our programming, which reaching thousands of individuals across disabilities, ages, and experiences in the Twin Cities, MN and beyond, annually. Invest in Access today and join our growing community of artists and advocates.

We are honored to have earned the “Meets Standards” seal from the Charities Review Council! To learn more, click here.

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EIN: 20-4451219

We like getting mail too.

We’re happy to receive checks, notes, and drawings at:

Upstream Arts
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

a large pink spiralWant to chat about how to set up a legacy gift, workplace giving, or another type of donation? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]

Corporate & Foundation Supporters 

We’re grateful to everyone in our community who makes our work, work. To view a list of our current Individual Donors, please read or listen to our Annual Report.


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Logo For Greater Milwaukee Realtors Association Youth Foundation
Logo for The Harri Hoffman Family Foundation
Logo for Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation
Logo for Metro Regional Arts Council
Logo from Minnesota State Arts Board and Cultural Legacy Amendment

Upstream Arts’ programming is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Logo for MN Deptartment of Health
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SEL in Action Award

The H.E. and Helen Warren Foundation