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Springboard for the Arts Calendar of Events

An illustration of Springboard for the Arts offices in Saint Paul and Fergus Falls by artist Asahi Nagata

Artwork by Asahi Nagata.

Springboard for the Arts offers workshops, panels, community events and more on an ongoing basis. Use the Category filter to find specific types of events, and use the Location filter to focus on offerings from our offices in Fergus Falls and Saint Paul, or online offerings. Scroll down to see all our offerings. If you have questions about events and offerings, don't hesitate to reach out at info@springboardforthearts.org or 651-292-4381.

Additional Resources

Get connected to Artist Career Consultants here: https://springboardforthearts.org/professional-growth/career-consultations/artist-career-consultants/

Work of Art Toolkit: https://springboardforthearts.org/woa

Handbook for Artists Working in Community: https://springboardforthearts.org/artists-working-in-community/

Upcoming Offerings

15 events found!

Special Topics: Photo Documentation Clinic

Learn some basic artwork documentation techniques in a no-pressure small group setting. Photographer Trina Fernandez will work with a group of up to 4 artists to photograph 2D and 3D artwork they’ve brought, using smartphones or cameras.

12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Art-Train Individual Artist Training

The free Art-Train Individual Artist Training is for artists who are interested in building on their existing skills to collaborate in and with their communities through their local agencies, non-profits, and arts councils. Artists will deepen practices around creative problem solving, equitable community engagement, and creating arts-based strategies to contribute to equitable community and economic development, public health, planning, and other public sectors.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free
Register
Minnesota Sales and Use Tax for Springboard for the Arts

A representative from the Minnesota Department of Revenue will cover basic sales and use tax concepts for Minnesota and its local taxing jurisdictions. This will include exemption certificates, documentation for tax records and returns, paying sales and use tax online, considerations around the production and manufacturing process (such as ceramic or fiber goods), and defining taxable services.

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free
Register
Art-Train Agency/Organization Training

The Agency/Organization Training is for staff at government agencies, tribal councils, community non-profits and arts councils to develop strategies to reach and engage more people, increase community relevance and connection, and find innovative ways to be more effective – and create authentic, equitable and lasting change.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Variable Fee
Register
Work of Art: Recordkeeping – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
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Work of Art: Legal Considerations – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free
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Work of Art: Funding – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring different models for generating value, resources, and revenue. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Register
Art-Train Individual Artist Training

The free Art-Train Individual Artist Training is for artists who are interested in building on their existing skills to collaborate in and with their communities through their local agencies, non-profits, and arts councils. Artists will deepen practices around creative problem solving, equitable community engagement, and creating arts-based strategies to contribute to equitable community and economic development, public health, planning, and other public sectors.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Grant Writing – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Business Plan Essentials – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn how to prepare a simple business plan, in arts-friendly language, to help you organize all the various aspects of your artistic practice and make informed business decisions. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free
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Work of Art: Engaging Customers & Selling Your Work – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Register
Art-Train Agency/Organization Training

The Agency/Organization Training is for staff at government agencies, tribal councils, community non-profits and arts councils to develop strategies to reach and engage more people, increase community relevance and connection, and find innovative ways to be more effective – and create authentic, equitable and lasting change.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Variable Fee
Register
Stitch-in with Kandace Creel Falcón

Join artist Kandace Creel Falcón for a “Stitch-in” at Springboard for the Arts in Fergus Falls. Bring a sewing, mending or knitting project of your own to work on in a supportive and casual environment.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Free
Art-Train Individual Artist Training

The free Art-Train Individual Artist Training is for artists who are interested in building on their existing skills to collaborate in and with their communities through their local agencies, non-profits, and arts councils. Artists will deepen practices around creative problem solving, equitable community engagement, and creating arts-based strategies to contribute to equitable community and economic development, public health, planning, and other public sectors.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free
Register
Art-Train Agency/Organization Training

The Agency/Organization Training is for staff at government agencies, tribal councils, community non-profits and arts councils to develop strategies to reach and engage more people, increase community relevance and connection, and find innovative ways to be more effective – and create authentic, equitable and lasting change.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Variable Fee
Register