Maine Prairie Studio aims to nurture creativity and elevate the ceramic arts through community education for rural Minnesotans. Additionally, they support local, regional and national artists through assistantships, retreats and residencies.
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!
Kith + Kin Chorus aims to build community, spread joy and give in service of others through harmony.
Spiral Theater aims to produce seriously silly shows that celebrate our most absurd selves, the wild possibilities of language, and the creative spirit of audiences and artists.
High on Life Healing Music Festival aims to produce a music festival that addresses mental health issues openly and promotes conversations about mental well- being, breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health in the city.
Blooming Art aims to develop an arts retreat for teenagers in Zimmerman, MN where artists can bloom.
AMPLIFY MPLS aims to develop immersive multimedia experiences to engage art lovers in the media production process and content to amplify the voices of Minneapolis changemakers at the intersection of art, culture, and education. The mission of AMPLIFY MPLS is to demystify the media production process, invite participants into a collaborative creation process, encourage participants to own their storytelling power, and amplify the voices of marginalized communities.
Relapse aims to put on a production of a new musical, Relapse, that shines a light on the impact and collateral damage of addiction within family systems. The project will connect the theatrical and recovery communities and offer audiences resources for healing and further action.
Queer & Funny Improv Festival aims to highlight the diversity of queer comedic voices, spread the joy of improv as an art form, and create a space where all can enjoy themselves while being their full selves.
The Snips aims to serve as a feminist fiber arts collective that welcomes all makers. Their work focuses on the intersection of femininity, handicrafts, and pop culture.
Third Coast Chamber Collective aims to combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency by expanding access to arts and art education to underserved communities. Third Coast Chamber Collective seeks to improve quality of life by encouraging connection between communities through the study and performance of music and other artistic mediums.
STRONGmovement aims to use the universal language of dance as a platform to tell stories and bring communities together related to society and humanity.
Center for Performing Arts Minneapolis aims to engage artists and youth in community development and eliminate prejudice and discrimination by generating opportunities for cross-cultural exchange. They aim to provide quality arts education and create access to essential arts resources for youth, artists, and culture bearers, thereby ensuring the healthy growth and sustainability of local communities. […]
Belville Productions aims to produce and promote plays drawn from social issues, folklore, and history with an emphasis on telling untold stories.
Picture Book Parade aims to promote a love of reading by hosting storytelling exhibits in nontraditional settings. They’re committed to featuring BIPOC artists and stories from underrepresented communities, reflecting the beautiful diversity of our state, and ensuring all children can see themselves and their culture in books. Learn more at the project’s website.
Art Heals aims to use art to build community, integrative health, and wellness. We offer creative arts expression for healing and transformation. We mindfully and creatively lead BIPOC individuals, groups, and organizations in the process of discovery that ignites inner knowing through the exploration and production of art.
THEATRE23 aims to produce shows that matter. By exclusively choosing new works, they aim to share authentically.
MIRAGE Performing Arts aims to create a performance where the audience can experience live Classical music and ballet with a new light and understanding that enriches and enhances both cultures of Classical Music and Ballet and mates these two worlds in a unique way.
Slant Arts aims to preserve African American Folk Tales, Rituals, and Traditions. They merge both the visual and performing arts, by providing programming, exhibits, and performances rooted in African American storytelling. They aim to guide creatives, emerging and established in learning more about their culture and heritage while establishing their own artistic voice and process.
Leslie Parker Dance Project aims to move Black culture(s) into the future using dance-art.
Journey Productions aims to engage, inspire, entertain, and challenge audiences with theatrical productions tha range from the classics to the new works.