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.

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May 24

TMJ-4 Previews UPAF Ride for the Arts

Laura from Husch Blackwell and Katie from UPAF appeared on TMJ-4 to discuss the UPAF Ride for the Arts, and Husch Blackwell's sponsorship of the 25 Mi

May 24

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Highlights Return of 5-Mile Ride Route

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlighted UPAF's Ride for the Arts, noting that the 5-mile route is returning. To read more visit: http://www.json

May 18

In Tandem Theatre Announces 20th Anniversary Season

  In Tandem Theatre is excited to announce their 20th Anniversary Season! They're bringing back a few audience favorites, a

May 15

Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom Competition Comes to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on May 20th

Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom Competition Comes to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on May 20th   MILWAUKEE

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