Operation Black Joy aims to support Black Joy and creating Black space through direct and indirect action, including service events, random acts of kindness, pro-Black partnerships, making Black content, and free or sponsored arts education.
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!
Creative Counsel aims to use the power of art and social investment to deepen and transform relationships through play.
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.
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.
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.
Center for Contemplative Arts aims to: Welcome creative seekers to explore contemplative paths rooted in the lineages of our ancestors, be they Eastern, Western, or Indigenous; Nurture spiritual formation, offering creative practices, curated experiences, resources, and community-building opportunities; Connect participants to their inner lives, to one another, to our earth, and to our creative source; Build meaningful community.
RARE Productions aims to unite communities and families in healing relationships and bridge cultural gaps via the vast mediums of art.
Black Market MN aims to focus on amplifying the voices of black creaive change makers who use art to solve problems and build community.
Build aims to build the social solidarity economy through collective art action.
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.
A 20/20 Life aims to provide a 20/20 Theater experience to people who do not have 20/20 vision.
Black Women Speak aims to give voice and create community amongst Black Women intergenerationally; through the arts, wellness and education; they will heal, find joy and move toward liberation on their own terms.
MOVO SPACE aims to serve as a creative incubation space in the Twin Cities. They offer affordable space to local performing and visual artists to create and present their work on a short or long-term basis.
Million Artist Movement aims to stand at the nexus of art and politics, using art as an agent to coalesce people, art, and power into change that fosters healing.
Emerging Curators Institute aims to establish and build the individual practices of emerging curators from diverse backgrounds through an in-depth research, professional development, and presentation program.