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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!

CENTERPLAY

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

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.

Concerto Dance

Concerto Dance aims to serve as a technical movement company driven by athleticism and musicality seeking to balance innovation with tradition in a context of community and hope.

Al-Bahira Dance Theater

Al-Bahira Dance Theater aims to perform, educate, and creatively present the diverse cultural dances of the MENA and Persian regions as living and ever-evolving art forms.

Penelope Freeh Dances

Penelope Freeh Dances aims to create original, often collaborative dance work that forwards contemporary ballet with the goal of transforming how it is perceived and practiced.

The Performance Collective

The Performance Collective aims to support and create opportunities for the development and sustainability of performing artists and audiences. TPC offers programs and opportunities to create, develop, and present new and emerging performance works.

Black Market MN

Black Market MN aims to amplify the voices of black creative change makers who use art to solve problems and build community.

hinterhands puppet company

hinterhands puppet company aims to create intimate performance and arts education experiences that invite people to reflect deeply on their relationship with each other, place, and spirit.

Mural Arts Collective

Mural Arts Collective aims to empower communities through muralism. They believe that murals are a powerful placemaking tool, giving community members the opportunity to come together and articulate shared identities. By placing them at the center of the creative process, they aim to strengthen ties of community members with each other and with the physical spaces in which they reside.

Make a Scene Scenario Festival

Make a Scene Scenario Festival aims to: nurture and showcase emerging larpwrights and artists in similar media; Advance live-action role-play and interactive storytelling as art; Create an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and supportive community that welcomes and celebrate the whole person.

Incantare

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

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.

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