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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!

Edelweiss Theatre

Edelweiss Theatre aims to produce opera and musical theatre that inspires conversation and education on various historical, social, economical, and artistic topics.

Trilingua Cinema

Trilingua Cinema aims to form a neighborhood cinema utilizing multilingual films to build community among the diverse residents of Saint Paul’s East Side. 

A 20/20 Life

A 20/20 Life aims to provide a 20/20 Theater experience to people who do not have 20/20 vision.

Second Fiddle Productions

Second Fiddle Productions aims to enrich the Minnesota theatre community by exploring and celebrating the rich history of American Musical Theatre.

Recreation Arts

Recreation Arts aims to recreate what disability means in our lives- through inclusive , ensemble-based art-making among artists with and without disabilities.

Crockpot Theatre

Crockpot Theatre aims to create innovative new works by cross-pollinating between artists and art forms.

Public Functionary

Public Functionary aims to produce arts programming and support artists in their economic development , production of new work, and sustainable practice. 

New Media Minnesota

New Media Minnesota aims to support and grow artistic ventures in the digital and new media arts, through networking, funding, events, and arts education.

Vermillion Ink Press

Vermillion Ink Press aims to publish literature that uplifts underrepresented voices and illumintates the world in vivid color. In this work, they seek to increase empathy, foster discussion, and cultivate community through the power of the written word.

shOUT: Minnesota’s Trans and Gender Diverse Voices

shOUT: Minnesota’s Trans and Gender Diverse Voices aims to serve as an entirely volunteer-led choir and community support group for transgender and nonbinary people in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Praxis Photographic Arts Center & Gallery

Praxis Photographic Arts Center & Gallery aims to support the development of emerging and established photographers. 

Boys of the Year

Boys of the Year aims to have a roarin’ good time exploring the joyful ambiguity and positive imagination of trans experience through new work. In addition, we work to create a rehearsal process that centers trans safety, boldness, artistry, and joy.

Black Women Speak

Black Women Speak aims to give voice and create community amongst Black Women intergenerationally; through the arts, wellness and education; they will heal, find joy and move toward liberation on their own terms. 

Tickwood Stringband

Tickwood Stringband aims to promote old-time stringband music and to promote community “barn” dances with live music, a caller, and dancers of all ages.

Too Hot to Handel

Too Hot to Handel aims to bring communities together in a joyous celebration of the ‘beloved community’ of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With local artists from our African American music and choral communities, they believe that people come together, especially in divisive times, by making music together, and drawing audiences into the celebration of joy and community.  


CENTERPLAY aims to present an innovative, interdisciplinary immersive African American contemporary performance piece that expands narratives and expressions of Black women to themselves and the world.

Upbuild Books

Upbuild Books aims to serve as a nonprofit publisher of progressive viewpoints on architecture and urbanism. Targeting professionals, scholars and the curious, they publish work on pressing issues of justice and equality in the built environment.


MOVO SPACE  aims to serve as a creative incubation space in the Twin Cities. They offer affordable space to local performing and visual artists to create and present their work on a short or long-term basis.

Speaking Out Collective

Speaking Out Collective aims to create arts-based activities to nurture curiosity, creativity and critical thinking for children and adults. They are a collective of working and teaching artists that share techniques communities can use to express themselves and dig into ideas that need attention. With puppets, plays, poems, songs and dance, they invite conversations and new creation.

Arts Garden

Arts Garden aims to enrich the lives of north metro people through exposure to and experiences in the arts.

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