The United Performing Arts Fund

We are an umbrella nonprofit organization that raises funds to support 14 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.

Arts Education

Collectively, UPAF Member Groups provide arts education to thousands of children, replacing what drastic budget cuts have taken away in many of our schools. Each year, they deliver quality arts education directly in the classroom, through after-school programs and on an individual basis with scholarships.

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 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.

Apr 16

Broadway Theatre Center Theaters Present Lauren Gunderson’s Natural Shocks

BROADWAY THEATRE CENTER THEATERS PRESENT LAUREN GUNDERSON’S NATURAL SHOCKS

Apr 16

Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Wild Space Dance Company present Milwaukee premiere of Svadba – Wedding

JOIN THE BRIDAL PARTY! Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Wild Space Dance Company present Milwaukee premiere of Svadba

Apr 16

Next Act takes a glimpse into the Italian-American family

Milwaukee, WI - Next Act Theatre will welcome back Milwaukee native Anthony "Tony" Crivello this spring to direct a Next Act Special

Apr 13

Wisconsin Gazette: UPAF’s celebrity supporters: ‘It should always be the Year of the Artist’

UPAF's celebrity supporters: 'It should always be the Year of the Art

Apr 13

WISN 12 Debuts UPAF Ride for the Arts PSA with Craig Counsell

UPAF Ride for the Arts Honorary Co-Chair Manager Craig Counsell channeled his inn

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