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.

Who We Fund

The United Performing Arts Fund provides financial support to 15 Member Groups and a diverse group of Affiliates, as well as promotes the performing arts as a regional asset in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Your Gift at Work

Performing arts entertain and engage, positively impact our economy, and provide important arts education to our area’s children. Collectively, UPAF’s 15 Member Groups impact over a million lives each year.

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Performance Calendar

2015-16 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.

Nov 06

UPAF Hiring Development Coordinator

Position Purpose Perform support functions to ensure efficient and effec

Nov 04

United Performing Arts Fund Hires Public Relations Coordinator/Promotes Two Others

MILWAUKEE (Nov. 2, 2015) – The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF), the largest united fund in th

Oct 23

Danceworks announces changes in marketing and development team: Linnéa Koeppel new director of development

MILWAUKEE…In a change signaling programmatic and organizational growth, Danceworks has added Linnéa Koeppel to its staff as the fi

Oct 19

In Tandem Theatre Kicks Off the Holiday Season with New Musical Spoof

October 12, 2015 [Milwaukee] – In Tandem Theatre presents A Twisted Carol by Mondy Carter with music by N

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