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, was held Sunday, June 3, 2018. Registration for next year’s Ride is open! Click here! Mark your calendars to sign up to ride or volunteer Sunday June 2, 2019!

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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.

Jul 10

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents SHERLOCK HOLMES Aug. 10-26

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents SHERLOCK HOLMES

Jun 27

Renaissance Theaterworks Presents the Fifth Annual Br!nk New Play Festival

Showcasing the works of eight Midwestern women playwrights, Br!NK offers: Staged-Readings of the two 2018 Br!NK Resident Plays, Br!NK Br!efs – a

Jun 18

Next Actors Teen Program Returns for Another Summer

Milwaukee, WI - Next Actors, the intensive summer theatre program for teens, is back in session. Over the next six weeks, students r

Jun 14

CBS 58 Covers the UPAF Campaign Finale

Click the link below to view CBS-58 coverage of the 2018 UPAF Campaign Finale.

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