Lowertown Resource Center
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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 are certified MNsure Navigators
We can help you make sense of the health insurance system and applying through MNsure, as well as connect you to community clinics for primary care.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!
We are celebrating 25 years of serving artists, including 5 years in our Fergus Falls office! Make your donation today to support artists and communities working together.Donate today! launch
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.
Get the Work of Art Toolkit!
Springboard’s Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is a professional development curriculum designed to teach business skills to artists in all disciplines — visual, performing and literary arts. Taught in over 80 communities, downloaded over 2500 times, get the free PDF today!See workshops & get the Toolkit!
Announcing the 20/20 Artist Fellowship!
Springboard for the Arts is now offering a new fellowship for persons of color and Indigenous (POCI) artists, small artist run businesses and small artist collectives who have shown innovation in their work, made significant contributions to their field, and are working to build tools and pathways that support other artists. Deadline to apply is March 10.Find out more & apply!
Winter/Spring 2018 Workshop Catalog
Check out our Winter/Spring 2018 Workshop Catalog! Workshops in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Fergus Falls, International IP Week, Kiva, one-on-one tutorials and more!Get the catalog
2016 Year in Review
I’m extra excited that artist Mychal Batson chose a parade as the metaphor for Springboard’s Year In Review for 2016. We want Springboard to be a place where people can come together and share culture, joy, and connection, and we know that Springboard means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Mychal’s work reflects that perfectly. Our last year was marked by growth, change, and new partners and collaborators.See more
Let’s get to work
Springboard for the Arts is an artist-led organization, and as artists, we know that we need to do the work in order to see the results we want. When things are tough we always go back to our guiding principles and our tools and try to see what we can build. More than ever we are steadfast in our commitment to equity, reciprocity, abundance and the role of artists to connect us, build power and agency in their communities, collaborate on solutions and illuminate truth. This commitment is the foundation of all our work, and we also recognize that these times demand more and new kinds of work.Read more here