ecosystemX aims to advocate for equitable planning and design solutions that uplift, develop, preserve, and sustain Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Immigrant communities in their region and beyond.
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!
STRONGmovement aims to use the universal language of dance, blending styles such as Hip hop, Ballet, Modern, and West African to tell stories related to society and humanity as a way to bring communities together.
Marine Candlelight Series aims to establish a setting in Marine on Saint Croix where high quality chamber music can be heard in an intimate setting, joining artist and audience together for a shared appreciation of the arts.
(lumin) theater lab aims to create a safe environment for a core group of highly-motivated members that encourages inspired creativity, trusting collaboration, audacious experimentation, and a rigorous exploration of theater.
Serpentina Arts Talks aims to foster creativity and professional development of Minnesota Latinx artists. The mission is intentional comradeship to motivate solidarity, coalition building, and networking. The collaborative positions the artists as the decision-makers who will determine the specific topics of the meetings and the infrastructure of their future collective action that advances their artistry and professional development.
Sacred Grounds Coffee House aims to honor marginalized people’s life experiences through the arts and trauma-informed togetherness. Rooted in resilience and nourished in the arts, Sacred Grounds Coffee House plants seeds of understanding so that equity and collective healing may flourish for all.
Journey Productions aims to engage, inspire, entertain, and challenge audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to the new works.
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.
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.