The United Performing Arts Fund

We are an umbrella nonprofit organization that raises funds to support 15 of Southeastern Wisconsin’s most prominent performing arts groups including First Stage, Florentine Opera Company, Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Skylight Music Theatre.

Host a Workplace Giving Campaign!

A Workplace Giving Campaign is a company-sponsored fundraising drive where employees can contribute to UPAF, have a fun, rewarding way to increase employee engagement & support the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin.

UPAF 50th Anniversary Campaign

Help us celebrate 50 years of making our community a better place. Whether you are part of a Workplace Giving Campaign, raise pledges for the UPAF Ride for the Arts or make an individual gift, please give to UPAF today!

UPAF Ride for the Arts

The 36th Annual UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, will be Sunday, June 4, 2017. Ride registration is now open! Click here to register. Mark your calendars to sign up to ride or volunteer!

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Performance Calendar

2016-17 Season

Use our online Performance Calendar to find available dance, music and theater from UPAF Cornerstone Member Groups, Member Groups and Affiliates to create your special entertainment outing! You can sort by event or performance group type, as well as month, week and day.

Testimonials

The performing arts have a real and meaningful effect on the lives of thousands of people in Southeastern Wisconsin every year. Whether it’s a child finding her voice, an elderly man reconnecting with music or a mother watching her son come out of his shell, these stories show us just how important the arts are to our well-being.

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UPAF News

Find out all the latest news about UPAF, our Member Groups and all the performing arts happenings in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Jul 20

Renaissance Theaterworks’ Fourth Annual Br!NK New Play Festival This September

Media Release Fourth Annual Br!NK New Play Festival This September   Showcas

Jul 20

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents DEATHTRAP

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin August 10-27, 2017 Broadway Theatre Center’s

Jul 19

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Hosts Instrument Drive

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Instrument Drive Community Need Each year when school districts publish budgets, students, parents, teachers and

Jul 10

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Merit Scholarship Winners

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) is delighted to announce its 2017 merit scholarship winners, presented at the organization's

Jul 10
Jun 26

NEA Awards $12,000 to Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

More Than $82 Million Awarded for Arts Projects Nationwide Includes $12,000 Awarded to Milwaukee Youth S

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