Support TMA Exhibits

Art enhances the quality of life for everyone who calls the Fox Cites home. Sponsor one of our exhibitions 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 to inspire and connect all people through creative experiences and the visual arts.

Sponsor an Upcoming Exhibition or Free Day

Free Admission Day


You can help cover admission costs for museum guests, making art even more accessible to the average person. TMA hosts a free day the first Thursday of each month.

$2,500 per day
12 sponsors per year

Illuminating Women

January 12 – May 12, 2024

Illuminating Women tells the stories of 30 incredible women from the Appleton area. Capturing women’s multidimensionality in life and work, the women are from a multitude of backgrounds, ages and professions. Each woman is featured in one black and white photo and one biographical narrative. Juliane Troicki and Laura Schneider created this project to shine a light on exceptional women and their gifts to the community.

One $25,000 sponsor or equivalent


January 12 – May 12, 2024

Artist John Swartwout shares 3D installations of “the pits and follies, joys and jubilations” of the north country.

One $10,000 sponsor or two $5,000 co-sponsors

Amy Cannestra Solo Exhibition

January 12 – May 12, 2024

Amy Cannestra is a contemporary artist who uses performance, digital media, sculpture, and drawing to explore the weight physical and mental trauma puts on the body and soul on a day-to-day basis. The 2023 Best-of-Show winner at the museum’s annual TMA Contemporary exhibition, Amy was awarded a solo exhibition.

One $25,000 sponsor or equivalent

TMA Contemporary

May 25 – Sept 1, 2024

TMA Contemporary is the Trout Museum of Art’s annual juried exhibition showcasing Wisconsin’s top visual artists. Works exemplify the cutting-edge art being created by artists across the state today.

Each year, all WI artists working in any medium are invited to apply with up to three works. Jurors select artists based on their artistic quality and innovative ideas. Artists may draw inspiration from the world around them, personal narrative, the environment, or their inner feelings and imagination. Spanning all three floors of the museum, TMA Contemporary represents a wide spectrum of media and creative perspectives. A total of $10,000 and a solo exhibition will be awarded to seven artists at the TMA Contemporary opening reception.

Two $25,000 sponsors or equivalent

Finders Keepers

Sept 20 – Jan 5, 2025

Finders Keepers is TMA’s new collaborative exhibit and community art project. Art enthusiasts are constantly on the lookout for emerging stars in contemporary art. Through the TMA Scavenger Hunt, our community will help us discover and shine a light on 12 artists to watch.

Beginning in January 2024, boxes with a photo of an artwork will be hidden in secret locations around the Greater Fox Cities once per month. Weekly clues will lead the community on an art scavenger hunt to find these boxes. The first to locate the box will exchange it for a corresponding artwork valued at $2,000, promoting artists around the U.S. This fully accessible and mission-driven initiative aims to foster community engagement and appreciation for art and will result in an exhibit of all participating artists at TMA between September 20, 2024 – January 5, 2025.

Twelve $10,000 sponsors, one per month