Upbeat Arts in Queensland has been facilitated with the support of the Queensland Government through the Department of Health (MHAODB). Upbeat Arts is proud to be supported by Dr Christian Rowan MP, past president, AMA Queensland and Member for Moggill and Joan Pease MP, Member for Lytton. Both Dr Rowan and Ms Pease are Patrons of Upbeat Arts, Queensland. We acknowledge our outgoing Patron Ms Leanne Linard, Member for Nudgee.
We launched in October 2014 with the Absolutely Everybody Choral program and three additional arts programs commenced throughout 2015. We operate on a school term basis, providing ten weekly sessions of each program per term. In partnership with Queensland Health, the programs are delivered at no cost - however applicants will need a referral from Queensland Health, a non-government mental health service, or be receiving support from another mental health, disability or drugs and alcohol support service. Members may also be referred by their medical professional or GP. Refer to our application form for details.
Please click on the 'buttons' above or links below to learn more about our programs:
- Brisbane programs are face to face whenever possible. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, they may revert to online sessions if deemed necessary. Registered clients are notified of delivery methods.
- Online program for Queenslanders - this is an online creative writing group.
Our Queensland Operations Manager, Susan Gilmartin and the team have a deep commitment to empower disadvantaged Australians through participation in arts education and performance programs. They work tirelessly to engage the mainstream professional art, education and choral sectors to fulfil this vision and build a more engaging response.
We are happy to introduce Susan and our Queensland team of professional program leaders to you, as well as our current programs.