UPAF News

Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF raises more than $11.6 million, nearly matching 2019 campaign

After extending its campaign several months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Performing Arts Fund said Monday that it raised more than $11.6 million for local arts organizations, nearly matching 2019's total.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: United Performing Arts Fund raises nearly $11.7 million, better than expected in pandemic year

The United Performing Arts Fund raised $11,662,693 during its 2020 campaign, it announced Monday during its campaign finale at the Marcus Majestic Cinema in Brookfield.

Milwaukee Business Journal: Despite pandemic, execs play golf to raise money for Milwaukee arts group

Several hundred Milwaukee-area business executives hit the golf course Monday to participate in the "Dancing on the Green" event to raise money for the United Performing Arts Fund.

CBS 58: Mequon country club hosts 'Dancing on the Green' golf outing for performing arts

Even with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, supporting the arts remains a crucial task for local communities. On Monday, the United Performing Arts Fund closed out its fundraising efforts with the 8th annual Dancing on the Green golf outing.

BizTimes: Wisconsin’s arts and culture industry among the hardest hit sectors by COVID-19, report says

One-third of those employed in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector filed initial unemployment claims in the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin, making it one of the hardest-hit industries in the state, according to a new report.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin arts and culture groups may struggle to survive pandemic, policy report concludes

The arts and culture sector in Wisconsin is facing an "existential threat" from the coronavirus pandemic, in part because state aid supporting those activities was already low, according to a new Wisconsin Policy Forum report.

WISN 12: UPAF Ride for the Arts goes virtual this year

Participants were allowed to ride, walk or run anywhere with anyone, from any starting point. WISN 12 is a proud media sponsor.

Fox6: 'We're all in this together:' UPAF hosts virtual 'Ride for the Arts' on Sunday

The United Performing Arts Fund is hosting the annual "Ride for the Arts" on Sunday, June 14. But this year, it's virtual. Local actors say this fundraiser is critical, now more than ever.

TMJ4: UPAF ride for the arts to happen this weekend

Milwaukee Business Journal: UPAF changes affiliate grant program to include more performing arts organizations

The United Performing Arts Fund adjusted its UPAF Affiliate Grant Program to become a fully unrestricted grant initiative from its previous project-based grants.