Upstream Arts Participant

The Art of Play

“The Art of Play” is one of our newest residency focus areas, designed for children ages birth-3 with disabilities and their families. “The Art of Play” provides a fun venue where families can have positive interactions with their child using music, movement, and theater. Participants will learn ideas and arts-based strategies for creative play and bonding, as well as meet other families, providers, and Early Childhood Special Education Staff.

To learn more about bringing Upstream Arts to your setting, please select one of the following:

School Programs (pre-K-12 classrooms and Transition Programs)
Adult Programs (Adult Day Programs or disability service providers serving individuals from age 21-75+)
Community Programs (arts organizations, community organizations, friendship clubs, Parks and Recreation)
Training Programs (any kind of professional development setting)

To learn about upcoming opportunities to participate in “The Art of Play,” please visit our Calendar.

“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 ECSE services.”

Rochelle Cox, Executive Director, Special Education, Minneapolis Public Schools

Curious about bringing Upstream Arts to your school or organization, but having trouble imagining what we would do? Contact us to set up a 1-hour “freebie”! This session – absolutely free of charge – can offer a better understanding of how we work to support individuals with a range of cognitive, developmental, emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities.