Able Media aims to serve as a Disability Justice Collective that centers the margins to bring disability news, media, and events to the forefront.
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 Arts Creative aims to promote expressive creating knowing it can bring self-awareness, accepting and understanding of others, all while building community and sharing beautiful and art for anyone to enjoy. They want to give people the power to know what they can do with their own two hands.
Under the Lex aims to support and serve artists that are beginning and mid-level musicians that are underserved and pay them a generous rate that will help them in their careers and wages. The performance series also benefits the immediate community and neighborhood in the area, along with anyone that wishes to attend these events.
The Red Light House aims to serve as a queer collective providing a versatile and intimate arts space out of a home in North Minneapolis. Their unique space serves as a platform for dreamers and doers looking to bring their ideas to life.
1 Earth United aims to inspire and motivate connections among different cultures. They do this through the universal healing power of the arts, music and dance connecting the right Indigenous artists with the right venue.
Blooming Art aims to develop an arts retreat for teenagers in Zimmerman, MN where artists can bloom.
Body Prayers aims to influence and aid in the Healing Process of all Black people; Using Dance, Revolutionary Love Practices, Dreaming, Education, and Community Fellowship as a tool for social, economic, and emotional Liberation.
The ‘Beyond the Mic’ Initiative aims to cultivate communities for collective growth and wellbeing by generating creative solutions for creative needs in education, recreation, and wellness.
Activate Grand Avenue aims to use creative arts related interventions to activate and enhance community engagement on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul.
Listen and Learn aims to honor the legacy and impact the music venue Ralph’s Corner Bar had on our region and provide opportunities to reunite the creative community that frequented the establishment.
Creative Puppets aims to research the development of a Creative Center, to enliven Lake Street and its associated neighborhoods, and build on and share the exceptional experiences of seminal artist Sandy Spielberg and core other artist and makers.
Somali Arts Language and Leadership institute (SALLI) aims to promote Somali Diasporic arts, culture, and leadership in Minnesota.
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. Learn more at the project’s website.
Catalyst Arts aims to build understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities.
Art from the Inside aims to empower incarcerated artists to experience personal transformation and restoration. We believe art provides the space to imagine new ways of being and to recognize our personal and collective power to change.
Artists Collective for Community Collaborations (AC3) aims to blend art, fun, and activism to support Native American healing and identity, bridge racial and cultural divides, and mobilize communities for greater social and environmental justice.
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.
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.
Eye of the Heart Center aims gather seekers and creatives of all generations to explore, express, and honor divine Mystery through vibrant experiences of the arts and grounded contemplative practices that transform self and world.
RARE Productions aims to unite communities and families in healing relationships and bridge cultural gaps via the vast mediums of art.