WHO WE ARE

Upbeat Arts delivers tailored creative arts programs, where our professional leaders work with marginalised communities, promoting social inclusion, positive mental health and overall wellbeing.

Everyone has a voice! The arts can be used to enhance self-awareness, self-expression and communication skills and improve mood and self-esteem.

Our programs offer an opportunity to learn new things and make positive changes in your life, by providing a positive distraction from issues in life that may be causing anxiety or depression.

A NEW CHOIR ON THE SUNSHINE COAST

Upbeat Arts is excited to announce a brand-new choir – heading to the Sunshine Coast. Launched on Thursday 13 June 2024, this choir will inspire its members and help them enjoy time out from life’s challenges.

The new choir is the latest addition to our suite of group-oriented recovery programs, which help those experiencing mental illness, or anyone marginalised or disadvantaged.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

We’re always happy to welcome new MEMBERS to our weekly group programs. We’re especially keen to hear from members for our new Sunshine Coast Choir. Click on the ‘find out more’ button to learn more. 

VOLUNTEERS - RECRUITING NOW

We’re currently recruiting a brand new volunteer team for our Sunshine Coast Choir. This is an exciting time to start with the choir from the beginning.

We also have some positions available with our two Brisbane Choirs.

OUR JOURNEY

Upbeat Arts launched in Queensland on World Mental Health Day in 2014. Our programs are created by a team of highly qualified creative leaders with valuable experience, working with marginalised communities. 

Activities include creative writing, and choirs, with research funded by independent organisations including Opera Australia and Wesley Medical Research Institute in Queensland.

Our program leaders build upon the capabilities of participants, encouraging learners to take their own personal journey of growth and development, by growing, developing and nurturing a combination of artistic capabilities and life skills in a caring and safe environment.

OUR MISSION

To improve health outcomes through creative arts programs. We walk alongside our members as they build social connections and grow their life skills.

OUR VISION

To be a leading provider of inclusive creative arts programs for positive mental health and well-being.

Community, Inclusion
and Empowerment