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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!

Legacy Arts Group

Legacy Arts Group aims to provide an immersive experience for artists of all ages and levels to develop strong ownership of personal development, creativity, collaborative exploration,and performance with an interdisciplinary arts education approach.

Minnesota Black Authors Expo

Minnesota Black Authors Expo aims to improve literacy in North Minneapolis and communities where educational outcomes have been poor; to support authors of color by activating spaces that stimulate and supplement income; and to connect authors with educators and community.

Sanguine Arts

Sanguine Arts aims to support and produce experimental performance, art, and arts learning activities and provide the community with opportunities to engage with new art works and artists through public events.

What’s Next

What’s Next aims to create theater that furthers conversations necessary for the progress and education of our communities.

The Recital

A project of Quiet Minds Productions LLC, The Recital aims to increase awareness through film of mental illness and addiction at the same time as fighting the stigma in order to best help and enable those suffering to heal and recover.

Tangible Collective

Tangible Collective aims to hold spaces in Minnesota that are completely devoted to Black Millennial thought and expression. This collective is building spaces where Blackness is valued, encouraged, and centered to make it tangible.

Neurodivergent Choir/Twin Cities

Neurodivergent Choir/Twin Cities Neurodivergent Choir/Twin Cities aims to provide an empowering, compassionate and supportive choir/small ensemble experience that is inclusive and accommodating for neurodivergent kiddos. You can donate to support the project on their GiveMN page.

Oleb Books

Oleb Books aims to expand the representation of disability in literature, or D Lit, by publishing disability stories by writers with disabilities.

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.

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