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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!

LABRADOR

LABRADOR aims to develop a young artist theatre training program focusing on collaborative new work and innovative adaptations of classical stories.

The Black Cat Society

The Black Cat Society aims to raise the voices of the under-represented through classical and new theatre and multi-media performances.

Wildwood Theatre

Wildwood Theatre aims to unravel the stigma of mental health through storytelling by providing a safe space where individuals are comfortable to ask personal questions, explore feelings, investigate social norms, and excavate truth.

Sheep Theater

Sheep Theater aims to create and perform original plays about deranged humanity with deranged sincerity.

The Fourth Wall

The Fourth Wall aims to serve as a coalition providing a safe, community-driven space for performing artists to create, rehearse, collaborate, and spectate in the Twin Cities.

Tru Ruts

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

Erinn Liebhard Dance

Erinn Liebhard Dance aims to make opportunities for people to experience the connective and reflective power of groove.

Lawn Art Fund

Lawn Art Fund aims to increase the accessibility to and prevalence of neighborhood art by establishing a 1:1 matching fund that will help residents commission artists for the creation of public art in their front lawns.

Catalyst Arts

Catalyst Arts aims to build understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities.To build understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities.

Big Turn Music Festival

Big Turn Music Festival aims to bring quality and diverse arts programming to downtown Red Wing to assist in economic development and growth.

Movement Architecture

Movement Architecture aims to create, educate, and heal through movement.

Survival System

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

Anda Flamenco

Anda Flamenco aims to create flamenco dance, theatre, and a teaching group.

Feminist Video Quarterly

Feminist Video Quarterly aims to create a dynamic, supportive, inclusive, and engage network of female and non-binary artists by developing a community around their artwork.

MN Hard Bop Collective

MN Hard Bop Collective aims to preserve the jazz music of the Hard Bop eras by performing this rarely heard music live with the energy and sound that the composers intended.

Shift

Shift aims to build an interdisciplinary community that is inclusive, collaborative, and advances historically marginalized people.

Daara Dance Company

Daara Dance Company aims to connect geographies and engage with social politics through movement that reaches beyond beauty and into the necessity of human relation.

Sally Rousse Unlimited

Sally Rousse Unlimited aims to present rigorous, deeply considered dance works.

Three Planes Collective

Three Planes collective aims to collaborate with choreographers in the construction of genuine and articulate contemporary dance.

Skål Chamber Collective

Skål Chamber Collective aims to dismantle musical barriers by performing and creating eclectic repertoire in non-traditional venues.

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