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

Artwork by Asahi Nagata: www.illoirro.com

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

Calendar of Events

Free
Springboard on Ice: Art Shanty Projects!

Stop by the rink to explore a colorful host of art installations and interactive activities from Art Shanty Projects!

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 address recovery, rebuilding and ongoing community and economic development. 

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Free
Work of Art: Funding, Fergus Falls

Learn how to think creatively about diversifying your funding streams by exploring traditional and new models for generating value, resources, and revenue. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

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Free
Website Basics for Artists

Get a big picture view of the components of your artist website, find clarity on whether you need a website for your artistic practice, and learn the basics of creating a website. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

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Free
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.

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Free
Artist Websites: Tips and Tricks

Learn about user-friendly website organization and design, how to maximize your online presence, and get real-time feedback on an existing website. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

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Variable Fees
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.

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Free
Sustainability Studio: Creative Mending

Much of the true cost of clothing made abroad is hidden, including environmental destruction and the dangerous conditions garment workers are subjected to. Mending is a powerful act of restoration—both for our clothes and for our relationship to the world. In this workshop local fibers artist, Kristi Kuder, will give examples of how to creatively mend, reimagine, and refurbish clothing or other fabric items.

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Free
Work of Art: Grant Writing, Fergus Falls

Learn the essentials of grant writing along with resources for searching and structuring your grants. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

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Free
Ready Go! Make Your Art Mobile

Learn about practical and conceptual strategies to translate your art into a mobile tool that can be used to engage community and prompt interaction. Presented in partnership with Hennepin County Library.

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Free
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.

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Free
Work of Art: Business Plan Essentials, Fergus Falls

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. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

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Free
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.

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Free
Work of Art: Engaging Customers and Selling Your Work, Fergus Falls

Learn tools and techniques to communicate the value of your work to potential customers. Part of a series of twelve Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops. Presented in partnership with Greater Fergus Falls.

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Free
Copyright Essentials

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

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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 address recovery, rebuilding and ongoing community and economic development. 

Register
Free
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.

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Free
Work of Art: Recordkeeping

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

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Variable Fees
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.

Register
Free
Work of Art: Legal Considerations

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

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