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.


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.

Mar 29

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season Newly Named Artistic Director Ray Jivoff Launches Exciting Season

Mar 28

Renaissance Theaterworks Announces 25th Anniversary Season

RENAISSANCE THEATERWORKS ANNOUNCES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON   A season that recognizes women at the top of their art a

Mar 28

On Milwaukee: “UPAF’s Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra changes lives instrumentally”

Dave Begel continues his series examining UPAF's 15 Member Groups. This week, he highlighted MYSO.

Mar 23

“Jane Eyre” Begins Performances at Milwaukee Repertory Theater April 25-May 21

CONTACT: Frances White, Director of Media Relations 414-290-5362 or fwhite@milwaukeerep.c

Mar 20

Present Music brings museum exhibits to life musically with exploratory concert on April 29

CONTACT: Kristina Mousseau, Marketing Director, 414-271

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