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

25.5 Catalog HeaderThe fall of 2016 is a big deal for us, as we are celebrating 25 years as an organization and 5 years of our Fergus Falls office! We’re hosting special events through the fall that highlight the breadth of our work – the Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend September 16-17, special presentations from Liz Lerman and Nina Simon, art shows and streaming the Creative Time Summit during the Saint Paul Art Crawl, and of course, Give to the Max Day on November 17. We couldn’t do our work without you – thanks!

  • Fall 2016 Catalog

    New workshops, panels, and professional development opportunities, as well as Springboard's 25th anniversary celebration!

  • Visit us in Fergus Falls

    Learn more about our office in Fergus Falls, now celebrating its 5th anniversary, and support artists cross Minnesota!

  • Join Creative Exchange

    Creative Exchange is a platform for storytelling and resource-sharing around artists in community, in partnership with the Knight Foundation, Kresge Foundation & Surdna Foundation.

  • Health Resources for Artists

    Help with navigating health insurance options, vouchers to community clinics, free flu shots and more!

  • Visit our 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!

We are now accepting applications for our Hinge Arts Residency program in Fergus Falls! Applications are due December 16 for residencies taking place between April 2017 and September 2017. Find out more and apply here.

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.


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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