Art in Your Community
Art engages and educates people of all ages. Participating in the performing arts isn't just fun. For thousands of kids, teens and adults in our region, exposure to the performing arts can be lifesaving.
You can help local kids just by supporting UPAF. Children and teens who have a connection with the performing arts are more confident, more focused and tend to have higher test scores than children with limited or no exposure to the arts. Learning a new kind of movement or hearing a particular piece of music can help elderly adults or those with special needs navigate and understand their environments.
Exposure to the arts broadens our horizons, helps us understand other cultures and gives us a deeper connection to our community. That's why UPAF Member Groups don't stop their work when the curtain comes down.
In the classroom working in concert with instructors, or in after school programs, local arts groups are helping students succeed.
Arts Outreach Programs
Performing arts groups are involved in our community, whether it's through a free event at a local library or performing for elderly adults and people with special needs.