Hosted on Saturday, December 16 at Springboard in St. Paul and featuring 25+ artists, Last Minute Gifts is the perfect place to explore work by local Minnesota makers and pick up your gifts for the holiday season.
We are delighted to introduce a national coalition of place-based organizations that center people, creativity, and equity working together to create a stronger ecosystem for communities and artists.
We are building a mini ice rink at Springboard in St. Paul! Join us in January and February of 2024 for all kinds of FREE winter activities, open skate days, community gatherings, and more!
Now in its 7th year, the 2024 edition of CSA will include three boxes of artwork, each one featuring handcrafted artwork by local makers. Shares will be delivered in February, March and April. A limited number of shares are available, so buy yours soon!
Guaranteed Minimum 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 the expansion of the pilot for artists in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.
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.
Working on a new project? Visit a Resource Lab!
Our Resource Labs in Saint Paul and Fergus Falls, MN, offer individual artists and small organizations access to a full array of equipment, tools, and services in an informal, self-directed environment. Artists can use the Lab for artwork documentation, design, digitization and for general technical assistance on small projects.
Interested in new resources to add to your creative toolkit? "Work of Art" is a comprehensive program created to help you in building, and sustaining, your artistic business. Join us for free in-person and online offerings taking place throughout 2023!
Our latest annual report is here! The report highlights the programs, offerings, and artist-led projects in our 2023 fiscal year, all of which would not have been possible without the support and creativity of the vibrant communities we serve. Thanks for reading!
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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.
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.
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