Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF member groups face nearly $38 million loss over last three seasons
From empty stages and virtual streamings to masked-up shows and socially distanced seating, Milwaukee's United Performing Arts Fund member groups saw the strong and steady impact of Covid-19 over the past three seasons.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee performing arts groups lost $38 million in the past 3 years. The upcoming season will be crucial to their survival.
As they prepare for their fourth consecutive season affected by COVID-19, Milwaukee performing arts groups acknowledge that they're still climbing out of the pandemic pit.
WISN 12 Editorial: Supporting our local arts
Our local arts groups have lost nearly 38 million dollars of revenue from the outset of COVID
Lake Effect: United Performing Arts Fund's representatives speak on $38 million revenue loss from last three seasons
This fall marks the fourth performing arts season for local organizations grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While shows are returning to the stage and audiences are growing, the challenges facing the performing arts community remain.
Spectrum News: The performing arts sector looks to bounce back in tough economic times
The performing arts sector was hit hard by the pandemic and local arts leaders said it continues to struggle in current economic times.
UPAF Ride for the Arts will feature a closed-loop course over the Hoan Bridge in June
The annual UPAF Ride for the Arts will return to Milwaukee's Hoan Bridge on June 5, with a new closed loop that will keep cars away during the event.
UPAF does not expect pre-pandemic return in 2022
While arts groups were shuttered throughout 2020, the United Performing Arts Fund continued to raise upwards of $10 million to support the industry.
BizTimes: UPAF sets $10.5 million campaign target
The United Performing Arts Fund has set a fundraising goal of $10.5 million for its 2022 campaign.
Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF targets $10.5 million for restructured community campaign without co-chairs
The United Performing Arts Fund has launched a restructured community campaign for 2022 with a $10.5 million fundraising goal.
WISN 12: Arts Avenue: UPAF's Community Campaign
The United Performing Art Fund was on Arts Avenue to talk about how you can get involved with their Community Campaign.