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Lowertown

308 Prince Street, Suite 270
Saint Paul, MN 55101
open M-F, 9:30-5PM
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Lowertown Resource Center
open M-F, 9:30-5PM
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Fergus Falls

201 West Lincoln Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
open M-Th, 9:30-5PM; Friday by appointment
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Fergus Falls Resource Center
open M-Th, 9:30-5PM; Friday by appointment
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2017 Year in Review

We're excited to share our 2017 Year In Review poster, designed by artist Cori Lin. 24,504 artists and 19,477 community members served in 2017, with new training opportunities, health partnerships, and funding sources for artists. Thank you for your support!

Read the letter & get the poster!

Resource Center Pop-Ups

We're taking our Resource Center on the road in 2018! From our Lowertown St. Paul office, we are bringing our Resource Center to a neighborhood community center near you.

Find out more!

National Training Opportunities now open!

New National Training Opportunities are open now - learn how to lead the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists curriculum, or get training in Springboard's artist-led community development programs, whether you are an artist or a community development professional. Early Bird registration discount open through June 30, and scholarship applications are due June 1.

July 25-27 Work of Art Training at Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul, MN
Aug 15-17 Artists Working in Community Training in St. Paul, MN
Aug 22-24 Community Development Practitioner Training in Lanesboro, MN
Sept 13-15 Artists Working in Community Training at in Fergus Falls, MN
Oct 10-12 Community Development Practitioner Training in Rapid City, SD

Learn more & register

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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