Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: With pandemic in mind, UPAF turns Ride for the Arts into a three-weekend series
The United Performing Arts Fund has reconfigured its signature fundraising event this year as The UPAF Ride for the Arts Series, with Sunday rides from different locations on June 6, 13 and 27 to raise funds for local performing arts groups.
While many businesses have adapted to a new normal during the pandemic, arts and music venues have continued to struggle. Many performing artists count on a packed audience to make ends meet. The pandemic halted all of that and artists have had to pivot to more virtual, and often less lucrative experiences.
Leaders of the United Performing Arts Fund announced the final fundraising totals for the 2019 campaign and more details on a new education fund named for the daughter of retiring president and CEO Deanna Tillisch at the organization’s annual meeting Monday evening.
The United Performing Arts Fund said Tuesday that its 2020 campaign will be led by Tami Garrison, community affairs director of MillerCoors; Justin Mortara, principal of the Mortara Group; and Rolando Rodriguez, chairman, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres.
The United Performing Arts Fund announced Tuesday that it has named three Milwaukee business leaders as co-chairs for the 2020 UPAF Campaign.
The United Performing Arts Fund announced it is allocating $8.8 million to its 14 member groups.
The United Performing Arts Fund this week announced its president and chief executive officer Deanna Tillisch will retire following the fund’s 2020 campaign.
The United Performing Arts Fund has dubbed September "Performing Arts Month." Brian Kramp is getting a taste of the different performing arts groups across the city.
For the third year, the United Performing Arts Fund is branding the month of September as "Performing Arts Month." Brian Kramp spent the morning at Baumgartner Center for Dance shining a spotlight on the upcoming performing arts season.