Education and Community Art Projects

TMA wants to enhance the quality of life for everyone who calls the Fox Cites home as an important cultural center for those working and living here. Sponsor one of our programs for $1,000 to $25,000 below to help the visual arts in our community and as a platform for name or brand recognition.

Business partnerships are tax-deductible and, most importantly, provide the museum with the critical support needed to achieve our mission of inspiring and connecting all people through creativity and the visual arts.

Julie Gardner
Events Development Coordinator
Mobile: 920-205-7614

2022 Education and Community Art Projects Sponsorship Opportunities

Survivor Beads with Jennifer Dins

At the American Cancer Society Sole Burner 5K Run/Walk on May 7.
City Park, Appleton | May 7 | Race begins at 9am

Cancer survivors and their supporters may create a personalized necklace, bracelet, or keychain incorporating a sterling silver survivor bead or our special golden bronze supporter bead with other leather or bead adornments. Jennifer Dins of Dins Designs (a breast cancer and ovarian cancer survivor) will lead the project. Sign your name on the special survivor and friend bead board to honor survivors.

Attendees can create additional beads that will be distributed to local cancer centers to spread hope and unity.

Truth Booth with Valerie Medina

A collaboration with community-based events June – Sept to foster mental well-being.
SUMMER: June – Sept

Most people under the age of 30 have never been in a phone booth. Outside the museum in Houdini Plaza find the Truth Booth, a safe and anonymous space for community members to write down their truths and place them in a locked box. Participants may unload personal and emotional weight safely, creating a stepping stone for self healing.

The booth will also travel to other community events throughout the summer like Art at the Park and be at the summertime Farm Markets. When summer ends, artist Valerie Medina will gather the messages into a glass sculpture suspended in a 3D installation artwork in the Trout Museum of Art’s Atrium entrance and gallery. The piece will show our communities bravery and healing.

Meet Your Neighbor with John Nance

A photo journalism series launched at Rhythms of the World on Sept 10 and continuing through fall of 2022. In partnership with Appleton Downtown Inc.
Rhythms of the World Sept 10
FALL: Sept 10 – Nov 28

Downtown Appleton shop and restaurant goers will have the opportunity to “meet your neighbor” through an interactive photo series. Local photographer John Nance will capture many communities that exist within the Fox Cities through photography and audio.

Leading up to the Sept 10 kick-off, Nance will provide a platform for individuals to share a piece of themselves through his photography or recordings. These will be on display at local restaurants/shops starting the 10th, allowing patrons to “meet their neighbors” and hear stories of others who call the Fox Cities home.

ArtWorks – Outagamie County Youth & Family Services

Ongoing, weekly program, free

TMA partners with Outagamie County Youth & Family Services’ and Shelter Care to provide an immersive arts program at their facility, TMA’s Studios, or throughout the community. The program is carefully crafted to provide a safe, welcoming, and comfortable learning environment to help youth in the juvenile justice system engage positively in our community.

ArtWorks – Harbor House

Ongoing, bi-monthly program, free

TMA partners with Harbor House of Appleton to implement an inclusive and accessible art program at their facility, TMA’s Studios, or throughout the community that aligns with their mission to support domestic abuse victims. 


Ongoing, monthly program, free

SPARK! is a monthly art program for adults living with memory loss and their care partners. Each one-hour program is led by specially trained museum educators who cultivate interactive visual art experiences.

TMA Classes and Camp Scholarships for Kids


Family financial circumstances limit the accessibility of art classes and camp programs for some children. Help us ensure that TMA classes and camps are open to as many young artists as possible.

General Education Program Giving


TMA is ever expanding educational opportunities for the community to enjoy and engage in. Support general education.