#GivingTuesday 2018

ArtStreamers work together in Silver Springs' Inclusive Theatre Company's 2018 production of "Shops and Robbers," a story of good people turning to crime, a mystery to solve, and a whole grocery store full of puns.
Get a brief look into some of the 700+ ArtStream classes offered per year for over 1000 participants, helping them build the trust and confidence that comes with a program where everyone is accepted for who they are.
The Silver Springs Inclusive Theatre Company cast of "Aloha, Eh?" celebrates after their 2018 production about a wacky Canadian baseball team that trades the Great White North for tropical Hawaii.

Few theatres provide challenging arts opportunities for adults with disabilities and fewer still encourage them to be artists as well as audience members. ArtStream's six Inclusive Theatre Companies invite actors with intellectual and developmental disabilities to collaborate with theater professionals and trained volunteer mentors to develop and present original musical theatre productions. Participants can also take theatre-based classes to boost self-confidence and strengthen communications and social skills.

Partnerships with schools, community organizations, and others ensure that adults and children can access the arts in a way that is meaningful, powerful, and healing.

Your contribution makes it happen.

About the Catalogue for Philanthropy:   The Catalogue selected us as one of its featured nonprofits! Each year 120 expert reviewers evaluate applicants for distinction, merit, and impact. Each featured charity has been successfully site visited and its financials given the thumbs up. The Catalogue for Philanthropy charges no fees and raises funds separately to support its work. Since 2003, it has raised over $40 million for charities across Greater Washington. The Catalogue for Philanthropy looks to friends like you to keep our services independent and entirely free of charge. Consider a small contribution to the Catalogue to cap off your gift and help the causes you care about get the full support they deserve!

Contact ArtStream:
Heller An Shapiro
Executive Director

    8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1230
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Our Wishlist

Full costume for one actor

Three participants at an ArtStream party workshop

Public speaking/self-advocacy workshop for 25 people