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.
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.
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 and support the performing arts. Click here to access the Ambassador Prop Shop for tools to use for your campaign!
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.
Find out all the latest news about UPAF, our Member Groups and all the performing arts happenings in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Ahead of the March 4 UPAF Campaign Launch event, dancer Emily Schoen appeared on WUWM Lake Effect to share how the performing arts have positively imp
By Tim Stewart When I was tapped to be one of the three co-chairs for this year’s United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) Campaign, I
RACINE, WI | March 20, 2019 The Racine Symphony Orchestra (RSO), is looking to appoint new Directors who have the experience, connections and energ
Milwaukee, WI - The 2019-20 Season marks the 30th Anniversary of Next Act Theatre. The selection of plays for the 30th will not veer from the mission
A bold, edgy, thought-provoking line up of theater, including a dark comedy about rerouting your life, an absurd portrayal of the resilient human
Milwaukee, WI - "People keep trying to turn the Bible into a rule book. It's not. It's the story of a family." So begins Next Act's season
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