Springboard for the Arts: Resources for Artists and Communities: Welcome

Springboard for the Arts offices and resource centers will be closed
Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Summer 2016 Catalog

    Download a pdf version

  • Join Creative Exchange

    Creative Exchange is a platform for storytelling and resource-sharing around artists & community, powered by Springboard for the Arts, in partnership with the Knight Foundation and Urban Innovation Exchange.

  • Healthcare Help

    Springboard for the Arts has MNsure Navigators on staff, and our Artists' Access to Healthcare program is here year-round to connect you to health resources

  • Visit us in Fergus Falls

    Springboard for the Arts works in urban, suburban and rural communities. Learn more about our office in Fergus Falls, and support artists cross Minnesota!

  • Visit our new Resource Center

    Whether you need web resources, photo editing software, slide scanning help, a reference library to satisfy your curiosity or more, learn about our Resource Center and stop by!


Website 2015YIR imageLearn more about us, our work and our principles in our Who We Are section.


Website CEX imageCreative Exchange is a national platform sharing inspiring stories of artists working in community, and toolkits to help make change happen. You’ll find stories from artists working across the country, as well as toolkits for Community Supported Art, Pop-Up Museums, using vacant space, artist-led creative placemaking and more! Check out the site, including the brand new Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists toolkit!


Website WORK OF ART imageWhether it’s workshops, one-on-one consultations, health resources, legal information or other resources, Springboard has you covered from our offices in Fergus Falls and Lowertown Saint Paul.


Website READYGO CALL imageWe are seeking artists to propose, build and program, artist created, mobile tools that are purpose built to pique curiosity and prompt interaction. Once completed, tools will be added to the roster on readygoart.com and be available for hire. We are offering eight commissions of $3000 each. Deadline is June 27, 2016.


Website HINGE CALL imageFrom September 2016 – February 2017, Springboard for the Arts’ Hinge Arts Residency program welcomes U.S. writers, filmmakers, musicians, visual and performance artists for career development or project-based residencies. Deadline to apply is June 16, 2016.


Links for Creative Exchange, Imagine Fergus Falls, Roots of Rondo and Ready Go Art!


    Artful ideas for stronger communities.
    Find stories to inspire and toolkits
    to spark change from projects
    across the country.


    Creative placemaking engaging all
    kinds of artists around the past, present
    and future of Fergus Falls. Home of the
    Hinge Arts Artist Residency.


    Black artists collaborating with
    organizations and business using
    creativity to showcase the rich
    stories of past, present and future


    Ready Go connect artists to
    organizations and businesses
    who can use creative and artistic
    ways to engage their people.



Springboard for the Arts is committed to providing access to programs and resources for all artists. We are committed to unbiased treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other basis. All of the program sites we work with are accessible and Springboard staff is trained to support individuals with accessibility needs. Please contact Springboard for the Arts for specific information about our programs or services. Springboard for the Arts can make publications and materials available in alternative formats (Braille, large type, and by recording) with at least 2 weeks notice. We also work with VSA Minnesota to provide interpreters or technical needs for our programs.

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