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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!

Growing Up The Hard Way, A Prodigal Child Story

Growing Up The Hard Way, A Prodigal Child Story aims to produce a film based on the parable of the Prodigal Son using St. Paul, MN as its setting.

Artistry, Honesty, Healing Action! (AHHA!)

AHHA! aims to use the art inspired by their lived experiences as African American artists to engage residents of traditionally white suburban communities in the Twin Cities area in transformative conversations and activities that heal the breach and create mutual understanding.

Swede Hollow Arts Refuge

Swede Hollow Arts Refuge aims to provide youth with access to music and art programs thereby attaining higher levels of academic achievement, success in life and a greater feeling of connection to the community.

PAPA Projects

PAPA projects aims to contribute meaningful and dynamic dialogue for visual artists by providing exhibition space, mentorship, and resources to artists. Within this conversation, they hope to foster a space that builds community relationships between visual artists, local cultural leaders, curators, and their various audiences.

Classical Music Players Project

Classical Music Players aims to celebrate the finest of music from the Classical Music Era through performances rewarding to the players and audience, featuring innovative programs that bring the joy of making fine music to everyone involved.

Vermillion Ink Press

Vermillion Ink Press aims to publish literature that uplifts underrepresented voices and illuminates the world in vivid color. In this work, they seek to increase empathy, foster discussion, and cultivate community through the power of the written word.

Hellavision Television

Hellavision Television aims to produce an experimental animation program consisting of a screening series, workshops, and animation jams focused on fostering an experimental animation community in Minnesota.

Incorporating The Collaborative

Incorporating the Collaborative aims to establish an organization that provides health and wellness-focused personal and professional development and community engagement for disconnected Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and/or those at risk, that are aspiring/emerging artists, creatives, and social entrepreneurs.

Minneapolis Southside Singers

Minneapolis Southside Singers aims to foster and steward a choral group comprised of singers 55 years of age or older in South Minneapolis.

Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Project

Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Project aims to connect audiences and artists through the creation of fully realized works that challenge and reframe the societal expectations and values assigned to the woman’s body.

Black Rainbow Collective

Black Rainbow Collective aims to bring together an ensemble of queer BIPoC artists, in tandem with trans queer and Black mental health practitioners, to support the spiritual and social-emotional healing of BIPoC and trans queer teenagers experiencing suicidal ideation and self-harm who don’t have access to the arts.

Flamenco Singing Workshops and Public Performances

Flamenco Singing Workshops and Public Performances aims to provide Flamenco singing and rhythm workshops offered online by artists, Javier Heredia and La Rhina.

The Gray Mallard Theatre Company

The Gray Mallard Theatre Company aims to bring professional theater to the Twin Cities in unique outdoor settings with accessibility, community engagement, and the inclusion of diverse voices as cornerstones integral to every production. Their belief that art belongs to everyone drives them to engage their community by creating a public gathering space centered around a dynamic, imaginative, and entertaining live performance, at no charge to their audience.

The Roving Cul-de-Sac Bluegrass Review

The Roving Cul-de-Sac Bluegrass Review aims to preserve and perpetuate the art form of Bluegrass by the first Appalachian practitioners. To do so, they propose a roving series of weekday evening concerts.

Polyrhythmic Arts

Polyrhythmic Arts aims to integrate mental health education with creative disciplines such as creative writing, music production, and songwriting in the Twin Cities region, seeking to destroy barriers blocking residents from accessing professional creative services, such as music production and education.

Melrose Area Arts Council

Melrose Area Arts Council aims to facilitate (strengthen) the connections, communication, and creativity of the diverse population of Melrose and the surrounding area. 

Phantom Chorus Theatre

Phantom Chorus Theatre aims to serve as a grass-roots non-profit theatre company that specializes in collaborative, experimental, original works or adaptations. Through the mediums of puppetry, movement, music, and multimedia they strive to harness the power of imagination and wonder – to make the impossible real. With a focus on accessibility and community outreach, their aim is to bring a unique theatrical experience to a wider audience.

Leslie Parker Dance Project

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

Make a Scene Scenario Festival

Make a Scene Scenario Festival aims to: nurture and showcase emerging larpwrights and artists in similar media; Advance live-action role-play and interactive storytelling as art; Create an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and supportive community that welcomes and celebrate the whole person. 

Aapil Library

Aapil Library aims to develop a zine library focused on personal narratives and is open to makers, readers and the general public in a physical space with online access to workshops. The aim is to foster a human connection between us with a broader objective of contributing to the literature of our times while building a sense of community. 

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