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Rural artists & creatives, do you miss connecting with one another in person, sometimes by design and sometimes by happy circumstance? Apply to the Rural Connection Fund!

The Rural Connection Fund will provide rural artists in the Upper Midwest with $2,000 to support informal gatherings of rural artists and creatives to witness one another’s work, exchange ideas and learning, and build a foundation for long lasting peer support.

- Learn more and apply!

Curious about our work with artists around Guaranteed Income? Read about our pilot, and our partnership with the City of St. Paul supporting artists telling the story of the impact of Guaranteed Income.

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Introducing Ready Made, a platform to discover beautifully crafted one-of-a-kind pieces by local artists and makers across Minnesota!

-Browse & buy to support local artists!

You make this work possible! We are celebrating 30 years as an independent nonprofit, 10 years of work from Fergus Falls, and the opening of our new offices and community Space in St. Paul!

-Make your gift to Springboard today

Announcing Art-Train, a virtual technical assistance program for artists, municipal agencies, community non-profits, and arts councils in communities of all sizes across the nation.

-Find out more and register

We've got books! We're delighted to have hard copies of the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists curriculum and the Handbook for Artists Working in Community for sale.

-Buy books here!

Springboard for the Arts' mission is to support artists with the tools to make a living and a life, and to build just and equitable communities full of meaning, joy, and connection. Founded as an independent nonprofit in 1991, Springboard for the Arts has an innovative 30-year history of supporting artists making a living and a life and artist-led community development work.


Together we
build the movement of

art and community.

Building professional skills for artists

From the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists toolkits and workshops, to career consultations, Springboard for the Arts is dedicated to artists of all disciplines making a living and a life. We make resources and create opportunities for artists to learn entrepreneurial, business, and strategic skills.

Thrive as an artist

Artists working in community

Artists and communities thrive when they work together. Our goal is always to create projects that are adaptable to the the needs of individual communities; and to catalyze relationships and mechanisms that bring artists and communities together, and have lasting impact.

Connect to artists

We help artists connect to healthcare

We can help you make sense of the health insurance system and connect you to healthcare resources.

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We power Creative Exchange

Springboard for the Arts' national program is Creative Exchange, an online platform sharing stories of artists with impact and practical toolkits for you to create and run artist-centered projects in your community.

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Support Springboard for the Arts!

Our work builds creative people power – connecting artists to resources they need, and communities to their artists. Support us in the work we do together!

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Saint Paul

262 University Ave West
Saint Paul, MN 55103
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Vickie Benson Resource Lab
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Fergus Falls

201 West Lincoln Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
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Fergus Falls Resource Lab
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