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.

One Gift, Many Benefits

Donors to UPAF may be eligible for many donor benefits including “buy one, get one free” tickets, invitation to special events, and the ability to designate a portion of your donation to one or more UPAF Member Groups.

UPAF Ride for the Arts

The UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, is on Sunday, June 5. Choose from four routes that showcase Milwaukee’s Lakefront, the Hoan Bridge and other notable landmarks. Sign up to ride or volunteer today!

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.

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Performance Calendar

2015-16 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.

May 27

Insomnia Cookies and UPAF Team Up to Offer Free Cookies for a Cause

Insomnia Cookies and UPAF Team Up Insomnia Cookies serves up co

May 26

Badger Meter Named One of the Ten Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America

Badger Meter Named One of the Ten Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America The Wisconsin Arts Board

May 25

UPAF Works to Raise Millions for Milwaukee's Artistic Institutions For 49 years,

May 23
May 20

Players Are Wanted for Ben Johnston’s Works. Some Sacrifice Is Required.

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