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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!


Incantare aims to highlight the musical and cultural connections of under-explored musicians from the Renaissance and early Baroque periods, especially music by composers, singers, and instrumentalists from marginalized communities in early modern Europe. 

FluteSpiration Quartet

Flutespiration quartet aims to share its musical expertise through recitals, benefit concerts, community and educational outreach performances to seniors and students, religious services and other events. Their goal is to inspire others and share beauty and joy through flute music.


MuTaDra aims to explore the many ways to incorporate musical theater writing as a form of artistic expression, teaching, personal development and even therapeutic intervention and diagnosis depending on the setting and collaborating organizations. 

Artists Fighting Isolation

Artists Fighting Isolation aims to empower persons working in, studying, or pursuing the arts by connecting them to a greater community and changing the global perception of arts and artists. Their vision is to create a society that drives artists towards sustainable prosperity and happiness.

Kinky Curly Theological Collective

Kinky Curly Theological Collective aims to center spiritual practice, cultural knowledge, and community building through literary expression and the arts, affirming the experiences of black women as a legitimate nexus from which to operate.

Flip the Script Film Festival

Flip the Script Film Festival aims to highlight marginalized identities on the big screen in an effort to combat misrepresentation.

Not Yet New Music Choir

Not Yet New Music Choir aims to elevate and invigorate emerging choral composers from the Twin Cities area while giving local singers another place to have their voices be heard.

an alleged Theatre Company

an alleged Theatre Company aims to create original, artist-driven theatre, comedy, and variety performance.

Legacy Arts Group

Legacy Arts Group aims to provide an immersive experience for artists of all ages and levels to develop strong ownership of personal development, creativity, collaborative exploration,and performance with an interdisciplinary arts education approach.

Minnesota Black Authors Expo

Minnesota Black Authors Expo aims to improve literacy in North Minneapolis and communities where educational outcomes have been poor; to support authors of color by activating spaces that stimulate and supplement income; and to connect authors with educators and community.

Sanguine Arts

Sanguine Arts aims to support and produce experimental performance, art, and arts learning activities and provide the community with opportunities to engage with new art works and artists through public events.

What’s Next

What’s Next aims to create theater that furthers conversations necessary for the progress and education of our communities.

The Recital

A project of Quiet Minds Productions LLC, The Recital aims to increase awareness through film of mental illness and addiction at the same time as fighting the stigma in order to best help and enable those suffering to heal and recover.

Tangible Collective

Tangible Collective aims to hold spaces in Minnesota that are completely devoted to Black Millennial thought and expression. This collective is building spaces where Blackness is valued, encouraged, and centered to make it tangible.

Neurodivergent Choir/Twin Cities

Neurodivergent Choir/Twin Cities Neurodivergent Choir/Twin Cities aims to provide an empowering, compassionate and supportive choir/small ensemble experience that is inclusive and accommodating for neurodivergent kiddos. You can donate to support the project on their GiveMN page.

Oleb Books

Oleb Books aims to expand the representation of disability in literature, or D Lit, by publishing disability stories by writers with disabilities.

Minne Opera Project

Minne Opera Project aims to create opportunities for local artists to perform operatic repertoire, collaborate with other artists, and attend masterclasses.

Ambiance Theatre Company

Ambiance Theatre Company aims to nurture unchained imaginations by diving into folklore, science fiction, memoir, history, and community narratives in order to support a haven of creative minds often left on the margins of the theatre world.

Spit Take Comedy Series

Spit Take Comedy Series aims to support emerging artists and he development of new projects that push the boundaries of comedy performance.

The Future Residency Program

The Future Residency Program aims to provide a space for artists working with magic, healing, and the unknown for short residency stays, giving artists a manageable amount of time to complete artwork or a research project, creating and strengthening networks in Minneapolis and beyond.

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