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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!

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.

See Change Treble Choir

See Change Treble Choir aims to act as a 40-voice adult treble choir dedicated to celebrating and sharing the strength and creativity of women through song.

Junior Composers Summer Programs

Junior Composers Summer Programs aims to challenge talented music students to transform performance and creativity into a fuller expression of themselves.

Hatch Dance

Hatch Dance aims to bring together and support accomplished dancers, musicians, and designers from the Twin Cities to create contemplative, collaborative performances that reveal emotional truths, speak to human commonalities, and engage audiences by encouraging a wider sense of belonging.

Sonora Winds

Sonora Wings aims to bring rare music to light, striving to transform the listener’s experience by presenting music through sight, speech, and sound.

Artists Collective for Community Collaborations (AC3)

Artists Collective for Community Collaborations (AC3) aims to blend art, fun, and activism to support Native American healing and identity, bridge racial and cultural divides, and mobilize communities for greater social and environmental justice.

Threshold Theater

Threshold Theater aims to create fresh LGBTQ work and bring a broad audience of artists and the community fresh theater experiences through new work and original takes on classic LGBTQ works.

Strive Publishing

Strive Publishing aims to publish African American picture books and young adult novels with stories from African American communities that are contemporary and relatable.

Danza Española

Danza Espaõla aims to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in Spanish dance, music, and culture.

wMN Breaking Barriers

wMN Breaking Barriers wMN Breaking Barriers aims to create a visual art and storytelling series that showcases local Minnesota women and companies who are breaking barriers, making a difference, and paving the way for women to come. You can learn more about the project on their website. You can donate to support the project on […]

Opera on the Lake

Opera on the Lake aims to deliver a first-rate, world class opera performance in true Minnesota style – on the lake.

North Star Printmakers Studio

North Star Printmakers Studio aims to come together as artist to share a workspace, learn from each other, and teach others about the art of printmaking.

Survival System

Survival System aims to explore art’s potential for healing, self-care, and community-care.

Journey Productions

Journey Productions aims to engage, inspire, entertain, and challenge audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to the new works.

Follow the Yellowstone Trail

Follow the Yellowstone Trail aims to celebrate the connected rural cultures of the historic Yellowstone Trail highway using the arts.

The Subversive Sirens

The Subversive Sirens aims to act as a Minnesota based synchronized swimming team committed to Black liberation, equity in swimming/aquatic arts, body positivity in athleticism, and queer visibility.

Jagged Moves

Jagged moves aims to create dance experiences that explore athleticism and conceptual depth that engage, open dialogue, and challenge perspective.

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