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.
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!
Emily Michaels King Projects aims to create embodied performances that explore self-discovery and reclamation, womanhood, and bold, or supremely delicate, expressions of personal truth.
HeadCannon Creations aims to foster imagination and explore life from other perspectives through collaborative, immersive storytelling by providing live-action role-players with spaces that are accessible, diverse, and safe.
Bohemian Way aims to provide prevention and wellness tools that equip women and femmes to nurture themselves in times of transition and growth.
Lightning Rod aims to invite artists of all backgrounds and skill levels to generate what they call “flash theatre” performance art from the prompt: “What needs to be said this week?” It is an action of community involvement and political action, and an exercise in the most basic qualities of collaborative performance-making.
E/D is the collaboration of Emily Michaels King and Debra Berger that creates provocative and visually stunning performance centered on the female experience. E/D is by women for everyone.
Right Here Commissions aims to highlight Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists and build audience for their work.