Burn Something Collective aims to work at the intersection of curation, publishing, and mentorship to create support, connection, and autonomy for Black and POCI femme, nonbinary, and trans artists, writers, curators, and cultural workers. BSC envisions a world in which expression from queer Black and POCI artists is not erased, overlooked, undercut, or confined by imposed categories.
Springboard’s Incubator is a fiscal sponsorship program that provides sponsorship for arts groups and individual artist projects that do not want (or are not ready) to become tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. In other words, we make it possible for groups to receive tax-deductible grants and donations as they grow. In addition, Incubator artists receive support for their fundraising and marketing efforts, legal referrals, and networking support.
Incubator is designed for arts groups and individual artist projects that have a nonprofit purpose and/or are looking at becoming their own tax exempt nonprofit organization. Sponsored projects must be artist-led, fit with the mission of Springboard for the Arts, and be based in or producing work in Minnesota. Learn more about the Incubator program here.
Check out our current Incubator projects below, or use the filters to your left to find more projects!
The Fox & Beggar Theater aims to bring provocative, innovative, and enchanting storytelling to a troubled world, through a broad fusion of both performing and visual arts.
The Witness Project aims to create and implement strategies for the development and dissemination of literary work by and for underrepresented populations and, by creating opportunities for traditionally silenced voices to be heard, to serve as a catalyst for cross-cultural understanding.
RARE Productions aims to unite communities and families in healing relationships and bridge cultural gaps via the vast mediums of art.
Open Flow aims to foster a diverse community of artists, dedicated to the support, mentorship, and promotion of Artists with Disabilities through monthly programs.
Artist Residency at Squirrel Haus Arts aims to provide a cost-effective and convenient space for visual artists, musical performances, and community meetings; through this, they hope to make connections between people and add to the vibrancy of the art scene in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Theater 55 aims to foster lifelong learning through theatre performance and education.
Tembo aims to ignite creativity using the arts to unlock innate genius.
Survival System aims to explore art’s potential for healing, self-care, and community-care.
Orchard Theater Collective aims to create theatrical spaces where artists and audiences can join together in exploring the spiritual, existential, and social questions of our modern world through stories in the communal experience of theater.
Fortune’s Fool aims to create high quality theater productions of new works and works that are rarely produced in the Twin Cities, with an emphasis on Minnesota voices.
E/D aims to create provocative and visually stunning performance centered on the female experience. E/D is by women for everyone.
Dream Songs Project Dream Songs Project aims to preserve the long tradition of music for classical voice and guitar through performances and education, while fostering the creation of new music for the ensemble through collaborations, arrangements, and commissions.
Black Market MN aims to focus on amplifying the voices of black creaive change makers who use art to solve problems and build community.
Accessible Joy aims for people with disabilities to be fully represented in all the identities we have and to make art for each other.
Build aims to build the social solidarity economy through collective art action.
Dreaming in Color aims to seek the betterment of Black, Indigenous, People of Color’s wellness and self through the use of arts of a varying variety (e.g. poetry, spoken word, theatre, dance, visual arts).
Leslie Parker Dance Project aims to move Black culture forward into the future through dance-art.
Playable Artworks aims to activate connections between people and places in order to change participants’ perceptions of our world and communities.
Turn Up The Turnout aims to disseminate free “I’m voting” collateral that features licensed work of Minnesota Artists to raise awareness about the importance of voting, support the artists whose work they are licensing, and encourage the support of small businesses.