Art Heals aims to use art to build community, integrative health, and wellness. We offer creative arts expression for healing and transformation. We mindfully and creatively lead BIPOC individuals, groups, and organizations in the process of discovery that ignites inner knowing through the exploration and production of art.
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!
THEATRE23 aims to produce shows that matter. By exclusively choosing new works, they aim to share authentically.
MIRAGE Performing Arts aims to create a performance where the audience can experience live Classical music and ballet with a new light and understanding that enriches and enhances both cultures of Classical Music and Ballet and mates these two worlds in a unique way.
Slant Arts aims to preserve African American Folk Tales, Rituals, and Traditions. They merge both the visual and performing arts, by providing programming, exhibits, and performances rooted in African American storytelling. They aim to guide creatives, emerging and established in learning more about their culture and heritage while establishing their own artistic voice and process.
Leslie Parker Dance Project aims to move Black culture forward into the future through dance-art.
Journey Productions aims to engage, inspire, entertain, and challenge audiences with theatrical productions tha range from the classics to the new works.
Apsara the musical aims to empower, promote and preserve the Khmer/Cambodian culture.
Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project aims to celebrate and inspire the heroic nature of individuals affected by breast cancer through the creation of large scale portraits of selected breast cancer heroes, public exhibitions, community celebrations, and interactives.
Body Prayers aims to influence and aid in the Healing Process of all Black people; Using Dance, Revolutionary Love Practices, Dreaming, Education, and Community Fellowship as a tool for social, economic, and emotional Liberation.
Tokuda Ballet aims to create performance using ballet vocabulary to blend with other art forms to create art which pass through its national peculiarities to reach its common humanity.
The Great Community Sing Along aims to produce a sing along in the Twin Cities, MN, with performances accompanied by the audience, the in house pipe organ and audio visual of historical photos, at the Heights Theatre in Minneapolis.
The ‘On da Mic’ Initiative aims to cultivate communities for collective growth and wellbeing by generating creative solutions for creative needs in education, recreation, and wellness.
Activate Grand Avenue aims to use creative arts related interventions to activate and enhance community engagement on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul.
Listen and Learn aims to honor the legacy and impact the music venue Ralph’s Corner Bar had on our region and provide opportunities to reunite the creative community that frequented the establishment.
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.
Collaboration Through Diasporic Arts aims to develop an evening length production that delves deeply into two traditions modeled in the solo, in collaboration with other artists/musicians/poets to create and mount a new work that adapts stories of the ancestors to the stage using interdisciplinary blends of traditional and modern arts.
All of the Above aims to create trans-disciplinary arts experiences that allow alternative worlds of belonging to emerge. They center humility and learning, devotion to craft, and relationship to the infinite to call forth a more loving world. All of the Above strives to make work that disentangles us from dominant culture in service of shared liberation and creation/imagination.
Reasons for Moving aims to develop a multimedia and multilingual dance-theater piece that aims to appeal to a broad audience that includes immigrant and refugee families; their allies; and those who would like (and need) to hear personal accounts of geopolitical displacement so as to understand it as a worldwide phenomenon that asks for our empathy and positioning.
Brazil Arts Twin Cities aims to develop the collective well-being of Brazilians and those who love Brazilian culture in the Twin Cities, through arts programming and events.
HEART Water aims to facilitate multigenerational art activities on and by the Mississippi River, aiming to curiously explore, ignite a heART connection, and advance the community into mindful water caretakers.