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, was on Sunday, June 5. Riders were able to choose from four routes that showcase Milwaukee’s Lakefront, the Hoan Bridge and other notable landmarks. Mark your calendars to sign up to ride or volunteer next year!

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

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.


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

Oct 21

“I Love A Piano” Begins Performances at Milwaukee Repertory Theater November 4


Oct 18

Don’t Miss Skylight’s ONE DAY SALE for “La Cage aux Folles” on Monday, October 24

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Oct 17

Danceworks Performance Company Presents “Dance In or Take Out?”

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Oct 14

UPAF Announces 2016-17 Affiliate Grants

  United Performing Arts Fund Announces 2016-17 Affiliate Grants Smaller performing arts groups receive UPAF support a

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