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Buy Community Supported Art!

Community Supported Art (CSA) returns in 2023!

In partnership with MN Center for Book Arts, Bench Pressed Letterpress, Bruno Press, Creative Handmade Goods and Ready Made, Springboard will be offering three boxes of artwork beginning in February 2023, each one curated by our partners and featuring handcrafted artwork by local makers. Our presale is happening now, and a limited number of shares are available, so purchase yours today!

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Guaranteed Income for Artists Pilot

Curious about our work with artists around Guaranteed Income? Read about our Guaranteed Income pilot, Artists Respond: People, Place, & Prosperity, our partnership with the City of St. Paul supporting artists telling the story of the impact of Guaranteed Income, and our new Photovoice project.

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You make this work possible!

For 30 years, Springboard has helped make it easier for artists to make a living and for communities to benefit from the vitality and connectedness that is rooted in culture, and work for more vibrant and just local economies. Artists bring that meaning, joy, and connection into our lives, and if this is work you value, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to Springboard for the Arts.

Art Train

What if you could address your community's most pressing needs, employ local residents to do it, and use federal or philanthropic funding to support it, all at the same time? Announcing Art-Train, a virtual technical assistance program for artists, municipal agencies, community non-profits, and arts councils in communities of all sizes across the nation.

Rural Connection Fund

Rural Connection Fund

Rural artists & creatives, do you miss connecting with one another in person, sometimes by design and sometimes by happy circumstance? Apply to the Rural Connection Fund! The Rural Connection Fund will provide rural artists in the Upper Midwest with $2,000 to support informal gatherings of rural artists and creatives to witness one another’s work, exchange ideas and learning, and build a foundation for long lasting peer support.

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Upcoming Offerings

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Find upcoming workshops, trainings, and community events from Springboard for the Arts. Learn more!

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JOB BOARD

Search artist-focused and creative jobs with organizations across the Upper Midwest. Learn more!

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ARTIST CAREER CONSULTATIONS

Connect with experienced artists across disciplines for career planning and project feedback. Learn more!

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RESOURCE CENTERS

Spaces in Fergus Falls and St. Paul with equipment, tools, and services for artists. Learn more!

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GRANT RESOURCES

Resources for grants and funding opportunities for artists and organizations in Minnesota. Learn more!

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DIRECTORY

A directory of Minnesota-based professional arts-related services and resources. Learn more!

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INCUBATOR FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

Fiscal sponsorship for arts organizations and individual artist projects in Minnesota. Learn more!

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READY MADE

Discover beautifully crafted one-of-a-kind pieces by local artists and makers! Learn more!

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ART-TRAIN

National training and technical assistance for communities and artists to work together. Learn more!

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CREATIVE EXCHANGE

Practical artist-created toolkits to spark change and stories to inspire connection. Learn more!

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SPRINGBOARD BOOKS

Get the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists and Handbook for Artists Working in Community! Learn more!

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ABOUT US

Information about Springboard for the Arts, our mission, and community report. Learn more!

Springboard for the Arts' mission is to support artists with the tools to make a living and a life, and to build just and equitable communities full of meaning, joy, and connection. Founded as an independent nonprofit in 1991, Springboard for the Arts has an innovative 30-year history of supporting artists making a living and a life and artist-led community development work.

 

Together we
build the movement of

art and community.

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 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!

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!

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