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(920) 424-4628

Arts and Communication, 1001 Elmwood Ave,
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Alumni Opportunities

ArtsCore Colony Alumni are invited to present arts integrated lessons at these annual events.  At Bridge Day, recent Colony Alumni are invited to present a short, 15-20-minute arts integrated lesson.  At Symposium, all Colony Alumni are invited to present hands-on 40-minute arts integrated lessons or host a 40-minute hot topic discussion session focusing on a topic that is relevant in today’s teaching.

The Symposium Request for Proposals is now open.  Submit your proposal: Request for Proposal

Submit your lesson plan here.

Licensed Teachers who have successfully completed ArtsCore Colony at the Paine have earned the title, “Colony Alumni.”  Alumni are invited to share and strengthen their professional skills by acting as mentors for new teachers, presenters at ArtsCore events, and more.  ArtsCore also provides networking groups and events for alumni to stay engaged with their Colony cohort and discover new leadership opportunities.

The Peter R. Marsh Foundation, headquartered in Camas, WA, is offering 150 Music Grants to
middle school music teachers during the 2021/22 school year. A Music Grant has a value of
$1,000.00 and is limited to one per middle school per year.  The grant opens September 1, 2021.

Founded in 2002, the Foundation’s primary mission is to support schools in their efforts to embed
social and emotional intelligence in students. With student public service widely recognized as an
effective way to accomplish this goal, the Foundation maintains the annual “Student Silent Servant
Award” program that annually recognizes and awards scores of high school students for their
altruistic deeds.

The Foundation is now extending its benefaction to middle schools. “This streamlined Music Grant
Program is consistent with our high school student-service mission.” says Peter Marsh, Board
Chairman. “A teacher can complete and submit a Grant Request in just ten minutes. The teacher also
decides how the funds will be used for music education in their school.”
Middle school teachers, nationwide, can view the Grant Guidelines and the Music Grant Request
Form on the Foundation’s website: Grants are limited to the first 150
qualified grant requests received.

Colony alumni, from the Appleton and Oshkosh Area School Districts, with at least three years’ teaching experience are invited to mentor student teachers in arts integration.  The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) requires that all cooperating teachers complete the supervising teacher candidates’ requirements.  UWO offers a free, online course.

The Educators in Residence Program (EiR) is designed to allow Colony Alumni the opportunity to continue to develop their professional leadership skills.  Alumni design unique arts-integrated experiences and projects which are carried out using the unique resources and setting of the Paine Art Center and Gardens.  Materials and a stipend are offered.  Colony alumni are invited to present their projects at Bridge Day, the annual Arts Integration Symposium or at a Colony at the Paine day.  To learn more about the EiR program, please contact Mary Pleiss, Director of Education, Paine Art Center and Gardens:


Numerous opportunities within ArtsCore exist for leadership development.  Besides presenting at Bridge Day, Symposium and/or ArtsCore Colony, Colony alumni have the opportunity to become an Arts Integration Coach or Mentor through the Appleton and Oshkosh Area School Districts.  Coaches and mentors support first year as well as veteran teachers who wish to incorporate the arts into their curriculum.  Alumni also have the opportunity to assist with grant writing and subcommittee work as initiatives develop.  For more information about current leadership opportunities, please email the ArtsCore office at:

ArtsCore School District Coordinators & Coaches

If you would like more information specific to your school district, please contact your ArtsCore District Coordinator or Arts Integration Coach.

Renee Ulman, Appleton ArtsCore District Coordinator

Stephanie Gallagher, Appleton Arts Integration Coach

Annette Koepke, Appleton Arts Integration Coach

Renee Schumacher, Oshkosh ArtsCore District Coordinator


Renee Ulman

Stephanie Gallagher

Annette Koepke

Renee Schumacher