Every year, we carry out residencies for youth and adults with disabilities at a variety of community organizations. These partnerships range from single-day workshops, to week-long summer camps, to multi-month residencies, always with an emphasis on cultivating fundamental skills in a variety of artistic disciplines, and developing social and communication skills essential for school, family, the workplace, and meaningful participation in the wider community.
Are you a community organization interested in Upstream Arts programming or professional development opportunities?
Learn more about our approach on the Residencies and Professional Development pages.
Are you an individual who is interested in taking an Upstream Arts class?
Upstream Arts often offers opportunities for individuals of all abilities to sign up for classes that are open to the public. These series may be offered through Upstream Arts, in person or online, or through one of the many partnerships we have with Parks and Recs, Libraries, social clubs, and community centers around the Twin Cities.
- Strengthen your personal expression!
- Expand your self-advocacy skills!
- Share a creative experience as we build community!
Learn more about Current and Upcoming Classes.
ArtReach St. Croix
Arts on Chicago
Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts
Central Lakes College Check & Connect
Eden Prairie Parks & Recreation
Hennepin County Libraries
Highland Friendship Club
Minneapolis Community Education
Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board
Ridgewater College Check & Connect
Minneapolis Sabes Jewish Community Center
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
St. Paul Jewish Community Center
Valley Friendship Club
Walker Art Center
Read more about our proven approach:
WHAT IS A RESIDENCY LIKE?
WHAT MAKES US SUCCESSFUL?
FAQ & HOW TO GET STARTED?
Curious about bringing Upstream Arts to your school or organization?
CONTACT US to set up a 1 hour FREEBIE
This session – absolutely free of charge – can offer insight into
how we work to support individuals with a range of cognitive,
developmental, emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities.