COVID-19 and The Arts


Our Region’s Exceptional Performing Arts Groups and Artists Need YOUR Help

Donate to UPAF today so that these dedicated artists and organizations can make it through extraordinary challenges and come back strong.

Across the country, many arts groups have been completely unable to operate and might close their doors for good. But, because of YOUR support of UPAF, our region’s artists and groups can continue positively impacting our community. 

These artists and groups are unwavering in their commitment to bring us together, whether virtually or in-person, and foster hope — while furloughs, layoffs and pay reductions have had a dramatic impact. They are working tirelessly to educate local children and provide “A Stage for All,” where everyone in our community can access the arts — on stage, behind the scenes and in the audience.

Your Gift Strengthens Southeastern Wisconsin by:

  • Investing in our local economy
  • Supporting the livelihood of thousands of local artists
  • Sustaining a world-class performing arts scene
  • Providing arts education for nearly 84,000 local students
  • Empowering our regional performing arts groups to ensure the arts are accessible to all
  • Helping to maintain the infrastructure of Member Group venues

UNITE with UPAF to sustain UPAF’s 14 Performing Arts Member Groups so they can continue to employ hundreds of local artists to uplift and strengthen our region — now and into the future.