Upturn Arts

About Upturn Arts

Upturn Arts provides after school and day-long summer and holiday programming at our main site, NOLA Spaces, opening our doors to all children in the New Orleans community in addition to custom-tailored programs for partner schools and community centers without arts education programs. We distinguish ourselves from other arts education programs by offering both on- and off-site programming, using a sliding scale fee model, welcoming all students without auditions, and focusing on individuality and creative expression within our students.

Skilled master teachers and artists train students in dance, music, theater, improvisation, creative writing, drumming, and yoga, providing young participants with an arts education that builds self-esteem, confidence and the skills that children need to be the next generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers. The students also gain a greater knowledge of New Orleans’ rich arts culture and heritage while expanding their own individual creativity and self-expression.


Teaching artist

May 2019 New Orleans, LA
“Friendly environment where I was given space to grow as an artist , while teaching kids creatively.”
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