UPAF opens 2013 Affiliate Grant Program

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:43 am

The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is now accepting applications for the 2013 Affiliate Program, a grant program held each year to support select projects spearheaded by performing arts groups in the region.


To apply for funding, organizations must be tax-exempt under 501(c)3 status of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Applicants must also hold one of the following objectives:

– Create high-quality performing arts with professionals artists who are paid for performances.
– Work with youth to promote performing arts and high-quality performances with professional training. A public performance must be part of the funded programming.
– Organization is directed by a board that meets regularly. At least 75 percent of board directors cannot be employed by the organization.
– Organization pays administrative staff and performers.

Applicants not eligible for funding include government-related agencies, religious-based groups, schools, community bands or choirs, individuals, and organizations that do not plan on featuring a performance within their funded programming.

All grant applications are due by July 16. Funding distribution will be determined based on the applications received.

UPAF will announce grant recipients after board approve in September. All recipients will be required to follow UPAF brand and recognition policies.

For more information about the Affiliate Program and application process, visit http://public.upaf.org or contact Christine Culver, UPAF director of strategic partnerships at 414-239-6282 or cculver@UPAF.org.

UPAF, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit organization, is dedicated to sustaining performing arts groups in southeastern Wisconsin and advocating their work as a regional asset.

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