The United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) is a nonprofit community organization that produces progressive artistic and educational programming to uplift and enlighten children, adults, and families. Their mission is to strengthen the mind and spirit through creative expression and play.
UPCA is a hub for imagination. Their offerings include mentor-driven classes, community events, and immersive movie experiences alongside a unique fusion of music, dance, spoken word, and other live performances. They both nurture emerging talent and bring the world to Washington Heights. Creative expression is their heart and soul—and reflects their belief in the profound power of the arts to transcend differences and build human connection.
UPCA was founded in 2012 as an arts and cultural center at the United Palace, a transformational organization and venue that fuses culture, spirituality, and entertainment in Manhattan's 4th largest theatre.