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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!

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
Register
Work of Art: Legal Considerations

Obtain general information about your intellectual property, contract basics and structuring your artistic business. Presented in partnership with Dakota County Library.

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Special Topics: Podcast and Home Recording Clinic

Get some guidance from an audio professional on your home podcasting or recording setup. In a small group, you’ll evaluate your current setup, and you’ll receive recommendations for microphones, soundproofing, headphones, software and more!

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Register
SpringPOP! Community & Maker Market

Presented at Springboard for the Arts in St. Paul, join us for an all-day artists’ market featuring 30+ local makers!

11:00 am to 4:00 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
With Us: Artists with Disabilities on Adapting Technology for Us

An online discussion with panelists Belo Cipriani, Bryan Thao Worra and Nicole Thomas that will focus on how disabled artists use technology. Moderated by Alison Bergblom Johnson.

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Virtual Business Law Clinic for Creatives

Register for free a 30-minute Zoom session with an arts and entertainment attorney to have your questions about business organization, contracts, tax and employment law answered.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free
Register
Creative Change Coalition, Technical Assistance Workshop: The Long Game – Federal funding for equitable community impacts through creative cross-sector strategies

Learn how to access federal funding and engage creative people in your community. More details will be released soon!

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
Register
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 Dakota County Library.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Career Planning – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Where do you want to be both artistically and professionally? Learn how to define your values, identify key choices and develop a plan to achieve your career goals. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Time Management – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Discover analytical and tool-based approaches to manage your time. These tools will help you tackle hurdles related to efficiency, flexibility, and structure to help you reach your artistic goals. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

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

Your portfolio is the core of your promotional material and professional calling card. Focus on the essential elements: sharpening your artist statement, tailoring your artistic resume, and curating and formatting your work samples. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

1:30 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
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 Dakota County Library.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Marketing – Art of the Lakes

Define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, MN.

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Pricing – Art of the Lakes

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. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, MN.

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Time Management – Art of the Lakes

Discover analytical and tool-based approaches to manage your time. These tools will help you tackle hurdles related to efficiency, flexibility, and structure to help you reach your artistic goals. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, 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 4:00 pm
Variable Fee
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 Dakota County Library.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Free
Register
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
Work of Art: Engaging Customers & Selling Your Work – Art of the Lakes

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

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Recordkeeping – Art of the Lakes

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 Battle Lake, MN.

10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Free
Register
Work of Art: Promotions – Art of the Lakes

Craft persuasive messaging and create a strategy for how you will get the word out about your work, events, and news. This workshop will be held in-person in Battle Lake, 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 4:00 pm
Free
Register
Creative Change Coalition, Community of Practice: Vision & Strategy: Artists in Advocacy

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

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
Coming Soon
Work of Art: Marketing – Madison Art and Innovation Center

Define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

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

Craft persuasive messaging and create a strategy for how you will get the word out about your work, events, and news. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

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

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. This workshop will be held in-person in Madison, MN.

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Free
Register
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