Together we raised funds for five more residencies! You can get us to 6!
Together we raised funds for five more residencies! You can get us to 6!
Dear Friend, 
An incredible thanks to the 199 people who chose to celebrate with us last night at The Art of We: Can Dance If We Want To, as well as the many  generous community members who supported from afar!
Together, we raised a total of $45,393 in individual donations, allowing us to say yes to five more residencies in the coming year! 
It was a joy to practice making choices with all of you, from picking a paint color to represent the music, to expressing ourselves in the collaborative poem. If you said hello to someone you'd never met before, introduced yourself and your feelings to win a prize, or ate delicious food while participating in the live class, you immersed yourself in the daily practice of Upstream Arts.
Thank you for joining us in the work of living our most self-determined lives, where every voice and choice is nurtured and included.
If you weren't able to attend or give at the event, you can still be part of this wave of impact. We are 60% of the way towards saying yes to a sixth residency! Invest today to bring Upstream Arts to over 400 individuals each week.    
Invest in creative self-determined lives!
We'll continue to share images and stories from this glorious night of celebration and inclusion over the next few weeks. Today, we give you one of our favorite collaborative poems written last night:
Better Together
Bound together like a sun shower.
Circle round - take care of one another
Like bird caring for other bird,
Inclusion is everyone's job.
I worry everyone darts for cover like rain.
Hope fog lifts - everyone sees clearly
We are all one.
Sports talk, I'm left out! Rainy gray mood.
A smile lifts me up, tall like a giraffe. 
Like a joey in a kangaroo pouch, I feel held up
by your bringing food and hang-outs. 
Collaboratively written by
the Teaching Artists and attendees of The Art of We: Can Dance If We Want To
With abundant thanks for all that you do!
Julie, Matt, Bree, and everyone at Upstream Arts
Upstream Arts Logos with these symbols: writing, painting, expressing (hearts) mingling, and playing (coin toss)
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