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.

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.

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.

Apr 28

Milwaukee Ballet to present wonderful, whimsical ALICE (in wonderland)


Apr 27

Sandy Wysocki to Join UPAF as Chief Development Officer

Milwaukee Business Journal's Sandy Wysocki to join UPAF

Apr 27

Milwaukee Ballet Dancer Set to Retire

Milwaukee Ballet Dancer to Retire after 13 Years

Apr 26

UPAF and Bublr Team Up for UPAF Ride for the Arts


Apr 26

UPAF Ride for the Arts on “Arts Ave”

Our Director of Special Events, Kyle, was on WISN 12' "Arts Ave" on Saturday to discuss UPAF Ride for the Arts, sponsored by Miller Lite. The Ride is

Apr 19

Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director announces 2016-17 Dancer Roste

Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director announces 2016-17 Dancer Roster Petrocci Retires, Departures lead to New Faces and E

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