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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

19 events found!

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
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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
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Rural Regenerator Fellowship: Info Session

Join us on Friday, May 31, 2024 from 12-1pm (CST) for a virtual info session with Springboard staff to answer questions about the Rural Regenerator Fellowship application and program!

12:00 pm to 1:00 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
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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 3:00 pm
Free
Register
Creative Change Coalition, Community of Practice: Vision & Strategy: Artists in Advocacy

Artists and culture bearers can be powerful allies in advocating for policy change, movement building, and other economic and social justice efforts. Join us to hear from leading organizations who are working with artists to build narratives, communicate policy impacts, and mobilize community members.

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
Register
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
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Special Topics: Contract Review Clinic

Receive in-person one-on-one guidance from an attorney (up to 45 minutes) on contracts at this free clinic. Volunteer attorneys from Springboard for the Arts’ Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts program will be present to review your contracts — anything from consignment agreements to studio leases.

12:00 pm to 4:00 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
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
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
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