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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!

Draw. By: You

Draw. By: You aims to create, build, and connect communities through community color therapy.

Tru Ruts

Tru Ruts aims to bring artistic endeavors to fruition that honor and celebrate culture and tradition. 

Four Voices String Quartet

Four Voices String Quartet aims to provide meaningful interactive concert and educational programming to seniors and string music students during social gathering restrictions imposed by COVID. 

Native Skywatchers

Native Skywatchers aims to build community and wellness around the Indigenous (Ojibwe and D/Lakota) Star Knowledge through the practice of art-making.

Women’s Woodshop

Women’s Woodshop aims to empower women and non-binary folks through the art of woodcraft. Women’s Woodshop’s goal is to introduce women and non-binary folks to tools and techniques through classes, while providing equipment, workspace, and community to help women and non-binary flourish within the craft.

Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice

Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice aims to connect visual artists with roots in Africa, Europe and North America, each with varying connections to the Catholic Church, who share a growing concern about the health of the planet and invite both Catholics and non-Catholics to join them in using art and […]

Twin Cities Music Therapy Scholarship Program

Twin Cities Scholarship Program aims to provide music therapy for individuals who do not have access to it otherwise. These groups would primarily include older adults with dementia, individuals of all ages with mental health needs, and adults with disabilities.

Tella Productions

Tella Productions aims to create safe spaces for Black people to be able to use their gifts and talents as a form of artistic expression without the fear of being discriminated against. They work to create content that represents Black culture in a way that uplifts the community and allows their voices to be heard through our art.  

A Conspiracy of Strange Girls

A Conspiracy of Strange Girls aims to advance the genesis and promotion of creative work by, for, and about Strange Girls. 

Able Media

Able Media aims to embolden individuals with disabilities or those who otherwise have needs for adaptive technology by equipping them with the technology and know-how to get their own podcasts (we call them radio shows) off the ground. This includes adaptive technology and training. To us, radio/podcasts and the magic that grows from connectedness and communication are an art form in their own right. Able Media sees their members as artists.


Toot aims to create original, non-script-based, theatrical performance pieces that illuminate overlooked energies of contemporary life.

Moonplay Cinema

Moonplay Cinema aims to support women and gender nonbinary filmmakers through community and visibility. 

Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Projects

Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Projects to connect audiences and artists through the creation of fully realized works that reframe, identify, and re-contextuallze their programmed responses to body shaming and the intimate violence of female perpetuated sexism.

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. 

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