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 37th Annual UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite, will be Sunday, June 3, 2018. 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

2017-18 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.

Nov 15

Biz Times Profiles UPAF CEO Deanna Tillisch

"Deanna Tillisch wanted to play an instrument from a young age. But, raised in a family that moved often, she never had the opportunity.

Nov 09

Bel Canto Chorus Presents Christmas in the Basilica Dec 8 – 10

Bel Canto Chorus Presents Christmas in the Basilica Annual concert finds balance between holiday favorites an

Nov 09

Renaissance Theaterworks Presents its 2nd Annual “Groundworks” Production

RENAISSANCE THEATERWORKS PRESENTS ITS 2ND ANNUAL GROUNDWORKS PRODUCTION Fostering young, Milwaukee talent with edgy

Nov 03

First Stage’s award-winning Young Company presents THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Erica Davis (414) 267-2931 or edavis@firststage.org &nbs

Nov 03

Wisconsin Philharmonic Teams with Five by Design on Nov. 7 to Celebrate Music from the 1960s

                      Media contact: Allyson Imig, Operations Manager Wiscon

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