We've launched Creative People Power, a new report and framework for combining creativity-centered and people-centered development to build strong, healthy, and resilient communities.
Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life.
Our work is about creating communities and artists that have a reciprocal relationship, where artists are key contributors to community issues and are visible and valued for the impact they create.
We do this by creating simple, practical solutions and systems to support artists. Those programs support our goal to help create a local culture movement.
Springboard for the Arts is delighted to announce that we have purchased the building and lot at 262 University West in Saint Paul. We are excited to hold this space for community events, expanded offices and programming, and new market opportunities. More to come, all are welcome!Learn more
Building professional skills for artists
From the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists toolkits and workshops, to career consultations, Springboard for the Arts is dedicated to artists of all disciplines making a living and a life. We make resources and create opportunities for artists to learn entrepreneurial, business, and strategic skills.Thrive as an artist
Artists working in community
Artists and communities thrive when they work together. Our goal is always to create projects that are adaptable to the the needs of individual communities; and to catalyze relationships and mechanisms that bring artists and communities together, and have lasting impact.Connect to artists
We help artists connect to healthcare
We can help you make sense of the health insurance system and connect you to healthcare resources.Learn more about healthcare
We power Creative Exchange
Springboard for the Arts' national program is Creative Exchange, an online platform sharing stories of artists with impact and practical toolkits for you to create and run artist-centered projects in your community.Visit Creative Exchange launch
Support Springboard for the Arts!
Our work builds creative people power – connecting artists to resources they need, and communities to their artists. Support us in the work we do together!Donate today! launch
Summer 2019 Catalog
Get the Summer 2019 catalog, with events, notes, and more. Find workshops and events via the Calendar of Events link above, or get the full catalog as a PDF via the link below.Get the catalog
2018 Year in Review
Our 2018 Year in Review is now available! Check out this Creative People Powered look at Springboard's work, with illustrations by Ry Macarayan, and design by our own Dennis Madamba!Read the letter & get the poster!
Lowertown Resource Center
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