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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!

The APIA MN Film Collective

The APIA MN Film Collective aims to create space and opportunities for the Asian Pacific Islander America (APIA) filmmaking community in the Twin Cities.

Project Bike

Project Bike aims to lead a state wide bicycle tour with local artists setting the destinations.

Print Arts Midwest

Print Arts Midwest aims to preserve the various expressions of print and foster collaboration with a diverse ecosystem of artists.

Rondo Family Reunion

Rondo Family reunion aims to capture photos and stories from the Rondo Diaspora for the purposes of creating a public art lawn sign installation, a book, and a public performance.

Autoptic

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

10th Wave

10th Wave aims to revolutionize the performance of traditional classical music in innovative concert programs that incorporate interdisciplinary arts to reconnect and engage with audiences.

Kosmos International Music Association

Kosmos International Music Association aims to give Twin Cities residents of all ages and from all walks of life the opportunity to grasp the interconnectedness of peoples and cultures throughout history and around the world. By organizing and conducting events all connected through music, such as concerts, master classes and workshops, and collaborating with other cultural, educational and arts organizations, we strive to create a greater understanding and appreciation of all peoples of the world.

One Earth United

One Earth United aims to create a just, sustainable world, activated and enriched by indigenous artists, designers, musicians, dancers, beaders, and crafters who are valued for their creative imaginations and beautiful works.

Poetry Asylum

Poetry Asylum aims to create diverse platforms outside privileged spaces to bring poetry to traditionally marginalized communities through open dialogue, innovation, collaboration, and advocacy. In recognition of the urgencies of our political moment, Poetry Asylum aims to provide refuge to underrepresented voices by celebrating the expansive field of language and expression in all its forms.

Aspire Music Academy Foundation

Aspire Music Academy Foundation aims to provide donation-supported tuition assistance for vocal performance, show choir sets, and other forms of music instruction and donation-based access to physical assets related to these disciplines.

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.

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