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Perform, Learn, Belong


What happens at ArtStream? Founded in 2005, ArtStream teaches communication and social skills through participation in the performing arts. We create arts programs that are accessible, empowering, and engaging. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, ArtStream holds programming throughout the Greater Washington DC Metro region.

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Expenses FY17-18

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Actor Spotlight: Kelly DeRoy

Kelly DeRoy is a 34-year-old actor from Arlington, VA, and, Read More.

Actor Spotlight: Eli Lewis

ArtStream’s Interview with Eli Lewis - Silver Spring Company A, Read More.

Working Woman: Emilia O'Connor and ArtStream teach 'theatre for an inclusive world'

by Alison Starling/ABC7Friday, May 24th 2019 CHEVY CHASE, Md. (ABC7) — ArtStream, Read More.

Performers, playwrights with disabilities find a home at ArtStream - The Sentinel Review

Performers, playwrights with disabilities find a home at ArtStream BARBARA, Read More.

Actor Spotlight: Shelley Belgard

Shelley Belgard (Phoenix Marie the Sheriff) is a 45-year-old actor, Read More.

Inclusive Theater Troupe Brings Two Shows to Local Stage

Inclusive-theater troupe brings two shows to local stage by SCOTT, Read More.

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see our videos

A short documentary video produced by Docs In Progress' Documenting The Arts Workshop students Kathleen Mallaney, Lisa Martin, and Patricia Woolsey. The video profiles ArtStream, a DC-area nonprofit whose programs encourage collaboration and engage people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) - including autism - in lifelong learning opportunities. Through ArtStream's classes, performances, social skills workshops, and other programming, participants gain skills and confidence to engage with the world. We welcome everyone - regardless of ability - to work together and learn from each other.