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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!

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.

wMN Breaking Barriers

wMN Breaking Barriers wMN Breaking Barriers aims to create a visual art and storytelling series that showcases local Minnesota women and companies who are breaking barriers, making a difference, and paving the way for women to come. You can learn more about the project on their website. You can donate to support the project on […]

Opera on the Lake

Opera on the Lake aims to deliver a first-rate, world class opera performance in true Minnesota style – on the lake.

North Star Printmakers Studio

North Star Printmakers Studio aims to come together as artist to share a workspace, learn from each other, and teach others about the art of printmaking.

Survival System

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

Journey Productions

Journey Productions aims to engage, inspire, entertain, and challenge audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to the new works.

Follow the Yellowstone Trail

Follow the Yellowstone Trail aims to celebrate the connected rural cultures of the historic Yellowstone Trail highway using the arts.

The Subversive Sirens

The Subversive Sirens aims to act as a Minnesota based synchronized swimming team committed to Black liberation, equity in swimming/aquatic arts, body positivity in athleticism, and queer visibility.

Jagged Moves

Jagged moves aims to create dance experiences that explore athleticism and conceptual depth that engage, open dialogue, and challenge perspective.


FroFest aims to bring people together to share their culture, values, and experiences while giving back to the community.

Art Song Minnesota

Art Song Minnesota aims to nurture a community of artists and audiences celebrating the synthesis of text and music.

Native Youth Arts Collective

Native Youth Arts Collective Native Youth Arts Collective aims to support students in leveraging access to creative resources, build agency, skill, and confidence; and provide opportunities for individual and collaborative experiences to express their voice.

The Qalanjo Project

The Qalanjo Project aims to work towards advancing cultural interfaces in the Somali community through collaborative creative practices and community- engaged learning processes that lead to advancements in the arts and education.

Dear Gaza

Dear Gaza aims to foster international solidarity of Palestinians through local community art events.

Rachel Perlmeter Productions

Rachel Perlmeter Productions aims to produce, workshop, and develop an audience for the writings of late playwright and interdisciplinary artist Rachel Perlmeter and to continue her artistic legacy.

Images of Strength and Hope

Images of Strength and Hope aims to capture the strength and beauty of individuals and families facing some of life’s greatest challenges and preserve their stories through fine art photography and the written word.


STRONGmovement aims to use the universal language of dance as a platform to tell stories and bring communities together related to society and humanity.

B- Sides Art Song Collective

B-Sides Art Song Collective aims to curate audiences of both established classical music fans and newcomers alike.

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