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.
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!
Toot aims to create original, non-script-based, theatrical performance pieces that illuminate overlooked energies of contemporary life.
Moonplay Cinema aims to support women and gender nonbinary filmmakers through community and visibility.
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 aims to produce opera and musical theatre that inspires conversation and education on various historical, social, economical, and artistic topics.
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 aims to provide a 20/20 Theater experience to people who do not have 20/20 vision.
Second Fiddle Productions aims to enrich the Minnesota theatre community by exploring and celebrating the rich history of American Musical Theatre.
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 aims to create innovative new works by cross-pollinating between artists and art forms.
Public Functionary aims to produce arts programming and support artists in their economic development , production of new work, and sustainable practice.
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 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 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 aims to support the development of emerging and established photographers.
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 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 aims to promote old-time stringband music and to promote community “barn” dances with live music, a caller, and dancers of all ages.
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 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.