The 14 Milwaukee-area arts organizations supported by the United Performing Arts Fund are projecting a collective $8.3 million loss in revenue this season due to canceled performances and events. Among those groups, a total of 509 performances have been canceled, and 500 employees have been furloughed, laid off or experienced salary cuts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Milwaukee Business Journal :UPAF extends campaign as Milwaukee arts groups lose $8.3M in revenue so far
Like many businesses, Milwaukee-area performing arts groups are fighting to remain viable during the pandemic and a significant funding source — United Performing Arts Fund — is striving to run its annual campaign despite the economic downturn.
Artists are working to find new and different ways to support themselves during the difficult times brought on by COVID-19.
How do you conduct a workplace giving campaign when so few people are actually at work? It's one of the many challenges facing the United Performing Arts Fund as it strives to support its member groups in southeast Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF kicks off 2020 campaign with goal for Kasey's Fund and the new Race the Hoan
United Performing Arts Fund president and CEO Deanna Tillisch kicked off her last fundraising campaign with the united arts fund with a pair of special initiatives: the official launch of the Kasey's Fund Initiative and an addition to the UPAF Ride for the Arts — a special bike race across the Hoan Bridge.
Deanna Tillisch, President and CEO of United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF), is on a mission to make the magic of the arts available to all.
"A Stage For All" aims to spread the impact of arts to more communities.
Deanna Tillisch has led the organization to staggering fundraising totals, and has cast a wider net in a continuing effort to reach more people through the arts. Her inspiration to that end is deeply personal.
The United Performing Arts Fund is looking for a new president and CEO. UPAF’s current leader, Deanna Tillisch, is leaving the organization this fall.
The United Performing Arts Fund said it will host its signature Ride for the Arts event with a new format this summer. The annual fundraiser will be held over three weekends in June to allow for a socially-distanced series of bike rides, the organization said.