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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

29 events found!

With Us: Artists with Disabilities on Caring for Ourselves and Our Community

An online discussion with panelists Esther Callahan, Christi Furnas and Alejandra (Tobar Alatriz) that will focus on strategies for self-care as disabled artists. We’ll also address how disabled people care for each other and their communities.

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
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Special Topics: Do-It-Yourself Documentation Lighting Clinic

Note, 2/20/24: This clinic is full! To be placed on the waiting list, contact andy@springboardforthearts.org. We’ll email you the day before if a space has opened up. Thanks!

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Artful Organization: Strategies for Streamlining Your Space and Practice

This workshop will provide practical tips and strategies for organizing your art practice, from decluttering physical workspaces to organizing digital assets and more. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
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Work of Art: Promotions

Craft persuasive messaging and create a strategy for how you will get the word out about your work, events, and news.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Free
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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 4:00 pm
Free
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Funding Panel

Learn about navigating the funding landscape and hear from members of the arts community, experienced both in granting organizations and as independent artists. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free
Register
Ask Me Anything: Arts & Fashion

Join us for an exciting discussion on fashion with our guest panelists, Molly Hassler and Natalie Morrow, who are both experts in their field. They will share their valuable insights on how fashion influences their roles as artists, promoters, and coordinators, and provide some helpful tips on how to market yourself fashionably.

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free
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Tax Basics for Artists – with ASL Interpretation and Live Captioning

Patrick Evans of Evans Legal Services (www.evanslegalservices.com) will cover the essentials – tax deductions, recordkeeping, setting up your books, and tax planning – for filing your tax return. Please note that this workshop will not cover state-specific sales taxes, or tax issues for nonprofits.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Free
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Creative Change Coalition, Technical Assistance Workshop: Meaning-Making Through Murals

Thinking about murals in your community? Wondering where to start? Murals can bring beauty and meaning to places AND they also can bring people together, create conversation and build relationships.

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
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Pitching Your Work

Learn the basics of what constitutes a “pitch”, or how to tell the story of your work to potential collaborators, funders, and other stakeholders. Clarify the important elements of your pitch; practice your pitch and get feedback in real time from your peers. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
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Work of Art: Pricing

This analytical approach isn’t intended to be the only way to price your work. It’s intended to show you the factors of product production that apply to everything in the marketplace. Once you understand what each of the variables are you’ll be able to customize a formula that fits your business model.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Free
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Business Structure Basics

An attorney from Springboard’s Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts (MnLA) program will cover business models from LLC’s to 501(c)3’s, including information on how to prepare, and benefits and risks. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

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 4:00 pm
Variable Fees
Register
Copyright Essentials

An attorney from Springboard’s Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts (MnLA) program will cover the legal basics of copyrights for visual and performing artists. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free
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Work of Art: Recordkeeping

Learn how to track revenues and expenses, make informed projections, and gain a clearer understanding of your artistic business finances.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Free
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Art-Train Individual Artist Training **Evening Offering**

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.

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Trademarks

What is a trademark and how long does it last? Do you need to register? Get answers from an attorney from Springboard’s Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts (MnLA) program. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free
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Work of Art: Legal Considerations

Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business.

6:00 pm to 8:30 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 4:00 pm
Variable Fees
Register
Publishing Panel

Our panel of professionals from the publishing industry, including publishers, bookstore owners and writers will try to take some of the mystery out of the ins and outs of the publishing business. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free
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Work of Art: Funding

Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring different models for generating value, resources, and revenue.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Free
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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 4:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Grant Writing

Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants.

6:00 pm to 8:30 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 4:00 pm
Variable Fee
Register
Creative Change Coalition, Technical Assistance Workshop

Details & registration will open in March 2024, stay tuned!

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
Work of Art: Business Plan Essentials

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.

6:00 pm to 8:30 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 4:00 pm
Free
Register
Creative Change Coalition, Community of Practice

Details & registration will open in March 2024, stay tuned!

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
Work of Art: Engaging Customers & Selling Your Work

Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Free
Register