WHO WE ARE

Upbeat Arts delivers tailored arts and cultural programs, for artists and educators to 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. 

Award winning!!

An honour for Upbeat Arts to receive an award at the 2022 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards.

Our Absolutely Everybody choir program was awarded the trophy in the not-for-profit small organisation category.

In 2022, our choir program expanded to include a second choir in North Brisbane. 

In other news...

Upbeat Arts Queensland is always happy to welcome new MEMBERS to our weekly group programs. Choose from two choirs, two creative writing programs and a song writing program. Click on the 'find out more' button to learn more. 

Upbeat Arts Queensland is looking for new VOLUNTEERS to help in our Kitchen Team at South Brisbane. Click on the 'find out more' button to learn more. 

Upbeat Arts is proud and excited to have launched a new choir in North Brisbane in 2022. The new choir complements our other arts programs and provides an opportunity for more Brisbane residents to engage with us.

We are keen to hear from potential new members and kitchen team volunteers for the new choir.

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, song 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 engage, educate and empower marginalised communities via tailored arts and cultural programs, creating pathways to wellbeing, education and employment.

OUR VISION

To be the leading provider of inclusive creative programs for positive mental health and wellbeing.

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