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We’re open! And you’re invited! The newly renovated Springboard for the Arts in Saint Paul is open, with a large Community Hall and front yard ready for community to share, create connections, and spread joy. We also encourage uses of our spaces as a platform for supporting the visibility and economic opportunity of artists and the neighboring communities. We are excited to host – and see you host – events, workshops, and gatherings at our friendly and colorful new home on University Avenue. We have opportunities for rental, as well as to support artist and community use of the site.

If you are an artist, artist group, arts organization, or community organization working with artists we have an open invitation for you to propose your activity, happening, or engagement at Springboard, and funding to help you make it happen. Funding ranges from $500-$1000 to support your work, with TWO DEADLINES - June 15, 2022, for space this summer, and July 31, 2022, for space for the rest of the year. See more details below!

If you want to rent the Springboard site for your event, you are welcome to do that! We offer our Community Hall, front yard, and rooftop for rental for private and public events, meetings, and gatherings. See fees and more details below, and use the linked form below to submit a site use request and we’ll be in touch about availability and cost.

Springboard Staff

Community Coordinator

Site Manager

 

Cover photo: Herb Johnson III at Saturdays at Springboard: How We Imagine, curated by TruArtSpeaks. Photo credit: Destiny Roberts.

Site layout

Layout for our front yard, Community Hall, and building.

See the site plan

Invitation for activation!

If you are an artist, artist group, arts organization, or community organization working with artists we have an open invitation for you to propose your activity, happening, or engagement at Springboard, and funding to help you make it happen.

We are inviting proposals for public events and interactive installations on the site through the rest of 2022. Funding ranges from $500-$1000 to support your work, with TWO DEADLINES - June 15, 2022, for space this summer, and July 31, 2022, for space for the rest of the year.

Propose your activities!

Submit your proposal for artist-led events and participatory installations!

Click for details and submission form

Rent Springboard!

Our Community Hall, front yard, and rooftop are open to rent! Use of Springboard's space is currently subject to availability and staffing, and Springboard reserves the right hold the space for any reason.

Rental rates for 2022 start at $50/hour for small organization or individual artist use, or $100/hour for large organization or for-profit use, with a 4 hour minimum inclusive of set-up and take-down. Springboard's Community Hall comes equipped with tables and coverings, 100 chairs, flexible stage, and PA system. We are excited to hear from you and about your event!

Rent Springboard!

Submit a site use inquiry and host your event at Springboard!

Click to submit an inquiry

See the site in action!

Springboard for the Arts in Saint Paul, Credit Morgan Scheff

Springboard for the Arts in Saint Paul. Photo credit: Morgan Scheff.

People seated in folding chairs facing a tented stage with a person speaking into a microphone

The front yard set up for performance during Springboard's opening celebrations. Photo credit: Destiny Roberts.

A crowd of people gathered on a rootop patio with a green re

Gathering on the rooftop during Springboard's opening celebrations. Photo credit: Destiny Roberts.

A stage and projection

Artist Kao Lee Thao presenting in the Community Hall. Photo credit: TJ Lor/JUAL Visuals

Chairs set up in an open room with people seated

The International Indigenous Youth Council in the Community Hall for Saturdays at Springboard: How We Steward. Photo credit: Thaiphy Phan-Quang.

Mexica-Nahua dancers in a parking lot

Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli performing for Saturdays at Springboard: How we Steward. Photo credit: Destiny Roberts.