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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!

Dreaming in Color

Dreaming in Color aims to seek the betterment of Black, Indigenous, People of Color’s wellness and self through the use of arts of a varying variety (e.g. poetry, spoken word, theatre, dance, visual arts).

Leslie Parker Dance Project

Leslie Parker Dance Project aims to move Black culture forward into the future through dance-art. 

Playable Artworks

Playable Artworks aims to activate connections between people and places in order to change participants’ perceptions of our world and communities. 

Turn Up The Turnout

Turn Up The Turnout aims to disseminate free “I’m voting” collateral that features licensed work of Minnesota Artists to raise awareness about the importance of voting, support the artists whose work they are licensing, and encourage the support of small businesses.

Green-line Mascot Project

Green-line Mascot Project aims to create and develop awareness for downtown St. Paul businesses and attractions that can be accessed by the Green Line Light Rail. 

Art from the Inside

Art from the Inside aims to empower incarcerated artists to experience personal transformation and restoration. We believe art provides the space to imagine new ways of being and to recognize our personal and collective power to change.

Autoptic

Autoptic aims to promote, exhibit, and advocate for independent, creator-owned artwork and creative expression of all kinds.

Opera Reading Project

Opera Reading Project aims to cultivate and elevate local performers as they prepare, polish and perform opera roles by supplying professional level training, career development and networking within a collaborative, creative and inclusive environment.

Draw. By: You

Draw. By: You aims to create, build, and connect communities through community color therapy.

Tru Ruts

Tru Ruts aims to bring artistic endeavors to fruition that honor and celebrate culture and tradition. 

Four Voices String Quartet

Four Voices String Quartet aims to provide meaningful interactive concert and educational programming to seniors and string music students during social gathering restrictions imposed by COVID. 

Native Skywatchers

Native Skywatchers aims to build community and wellness around the Indigenous (Ojibwe and D/Lakota) Star Knowledge through the practice of art-making.

Fireweed Community Woodshop

Fireweed Community Woodshop aims to empower women and non-binary folks through the art of woodcraft. Women’s Woodshop’s goal is to introduce women and non-binary folks to tools and techniques through classes, while providing equipment, workspace, and community to help women and non-binary flourish within the craft.

Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice

Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice aims to connect visual artists with roots in Africa, Europe and North America, each with varying connections to the Catholic Church, who share a growing concern about the health of the planet and invite both Catholics and non-Catholics to join them in using art and […]

Twin Cities Music Therapy Scholarship Program

Twin Cities Scholarship Program aims to provide music therapy for individuals who do not have access to it otherwise. These groups would primarily include older adults with dementia, individuals of all ages with mental health needs, and adults with disabilities.

Tella Productions

Tella Productions aims to create safe spaces for Black people to be able to use their gifts and talents as a form of artistic expression without the fear of being discriminated against. They work to create content that represents Black culture in a way that uplifts the community and allows their voices to be heard through our art.  

A Conspiracy of Strange Girls

A Conspiracy of Strange Girls aims to advance the genesis and promotion of creative work by, for, and about Strange Girls. 

Able Media

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.

Toot

Toot aims to create original, non-script-based, theatrical performance pieces that illuminate overlooked energies of contemporary life.

Moonplay Cinema

Moonplay Cinema aims to support women and gender nonbinary filmmakers through community and visibility. 

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