UPAF News

Milwaukee Business Journal Opinion: Play your part, support local artists

While record-breaking seasons were abruptly brought to an end, fundraising events were canceled and in-person arts education programming was put on pause, we knew as a sector we had to adapt and persevere to ensure our lights did not dim.

BizTimes: All UPAF Groups Plan to Resume In-Person Performances and Programming this Year

After weathering a devastating 14 months, all 14 United Performing Arts Fund Member Groups plan to resume in-person performances and programs this year.

Shepherd Express: UPAF Calls on Cyclists with a Heart for the Arts

With only a month to go before the United Performing Arts Fund Rides for the Arts series, cyclists are urged to tune their cycles, plan their routes, and fire up friends and family. On three consecutive Sundays in June, throngs of bicyclists will descend upon Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Ozaukee counties to celebrate the 14 arts organizations that inspire Milwaukee through performances and educational outreach.

BizTimes: UPAF launches $11.3 million community campaign

The United Performing Arts Fund has set a fundraising goal of $11.3 million for its 2021 community campaign. UPAF leaders announced the fundraising target during a virtual launch event Wednesday evening, saying the campaign comes at a critical time for the region’s performing arts.

Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF Community Campaign launches with $11.3 million goal

The United Performing Arts Fund kicked off its 2021 Community Capital Campaign with a target goal of $11.3 million to support the performing arts community.

Shepherd Express: UPAF Launches Fundraising for Local Performing Arts

The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) has proven to be the rock that many local performing arts organizations need to remain above the raging waters of a world where audiences cannot gather in person. On Wednesday, March 3, at 5 p.m., they will launch their 2021 Community Campaign to raise funds for the arts with a virtual gathering, show and discussion.

WISN Arts Avenue: UPAF launching community campaign to support arts in pandemic

This year, the campaign will focus on supporting 14 performing arts groups in the Milwaukee area that have been hit hard in the pandemic.

Shepherd Express: UPAF Redesigns the Ride for the Arts

In January, UPAF announced its re-imagined Ride for the Arts Series, safe, socially-distant outdoor cycling events for that continue the four decades-plus tradition of the Ride for the Arts fundraiser. The series, in which cyclists of all ages and abilities can participate, will be held over three weekends in summer: June 6 at Veterans Park, June 13 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield and June 27 at Coal Dock Park in Port Washington.

BizTimes: UPAF names 2021 campaign co-chairs

The United Performing Arts Fund announced Wednesday it has named three Milwaukee-area business leaders as co-chairs for the fund’s 2021 Community Campaign.

Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF names Heather Dunn, Steve Johnson and Greg Wesley as 2021 campaign co-chairs

The United Performing Arts Fund named Heather Dunn, Steve Johnson and Greg Wesley as the three co-chairs for its 2021 UPAF Community Campaign.