United Performing Arts Fund announces 2016-17 affiliate grants

The United Performing Arts Fund announced its 2016-2017 affiliate grants. A total of 14 performing arts organizations have been named a UPAF affiliate, collectively receiving $104,500 in grants.

An additional $36,555 was allocated to participating affiliates for performing at 2016 campaign events. UPAF recently announced that it allocated a record-breaking total of $9,245,000 as a result of the 2016 campaign.

Part of UPAF’s mission is to promote the performing arts in the Greater Milwaukee area and ensure that more people are exposed to the arts.

“UPAF’s Affiliate Program is a way for UPAF to support smaller performing arts organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin that add to our region’s richness and diversity,” said Deanna Tillisch, UPAF president and CEO. “The Affiliates’ wide array of music, dance and theater performances increases our community’s accessibility to the performing arts, enhance arts education programs and promote creative vitality in our region. We are proud to support our 14 Affiliates, which in turn help expand the geographic footprint of UPAF’s impact beyond Milwaukee County.”

UPAF affiliates for the 2016-17 season include Black Arts MKE, In Tandem Theatre, Latino Arts, Inc., Racine Symphony Orchestra, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Festival City Symphony, Frankly Music, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Theatre Gigante, TRUE Skool, Inc., Wild Space Dance Company, Early Music Now, PianoArts of Wisconsin and Windfall Theatre.

For more information, visit UPAF.org.