Wise, Gifted, & Black aims to use trauma informed arts intervention to amplify voices and vision of artivism, blackness, and healing with Rondo Community Elders. Art forms such as: Theatre of the Oppressed, Spoken Word, Photography, Collage and Music.
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!
ecosystemX aims to advocate for equitable planning and design solutions that uplift, develop, preserve, and sustain Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Immigrant communities in their region and beyond.
Survival System aims to explore art’s potential for healing, self-care, and community-care.
Dreaming in Color aims to seek the betterment of Black, Indigenous, People of Color’s wellness and self through the use of arts of a varying variety (e.g. poetry, spoken word, theatre, dance, visual arts).
Turn Up The Turnout aims to disseminate free “I’m voting” collateral that features licensed work of Minnesota Artists to raise awareness about the importance of voting, support the artists whose work they are licensing, and encourage the support of small businesses.
Native Skywatchers aims to build community and wellness around the Indigenous (Ojibwe and D/Lakota) Star Knowledge through the practice of art-making.
Able Media aims to embolden individuals with disabilities or those who otherwise have needs for adaptive technology by equipping them with the technology and know-how to get their own podcasts (we call them radio shows) off the ground. This includes adaptive technology and training. To us, radio/podcasts and the magic that grows from connectedness and communication are an art form in their own right. Able Media sees their members as artists.
Crockpot Theatre aims to create innovative new works by cross-pollinating between artists and art forms.
Speaking Out Collective aims to create arts-based activities to nurture curiosity, creativity and critical thinking for children and adults. They are a collective of working and teaching artists that share techniques communities can use to express themselves and dig into ideas that need attention. With puppets, plays, poems, songs and dance, they invite conversations and new creation.
Aya Collective aims to cultivate Black women writers who understand that our experience, expertise, and way of knowing is enough to educate others. They do this by centering their spirituality and cultural selves, as well as by being in community.
Legacy Arts Group aims to provide an immersive experience for artists of all ages and levels to develop strong ownership of personal development, creativity, collaborative exploration,and performance with an interdisciplinary arts education approach.
Sanguine Arts aims to support and produce experimental performance, art, and arts learning activities and provide the community with opportunities to engage with new art works and artists through public events.
Tangible Collective aims to hold spaces in Minnesota that are completely devoted to Black Millennial thought and expression. This collective is building spaces where Blackness is valued, encouraged, and centered to make it tangible.
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.
Syncopated Silents aims to bring national and international silent films with live musical performances to the Twin Cities.
Storydance Theatre aims to creatively combine acting, storytelling, and dance to produce works that retell old tales in new and relevant ways.
Wavelets Creative aims to develop and present unique multi-disciplinary artistic experiences for a wide variety of audiences that foster new and lasting connections to the spaces and communities in which we live.
Sparkle Theatricals aims to engage artists and audiences of diverse backgrounds in inventive, curious, and fun theatrical experiences.
Kinship of Rivers aims to bring rivers together through poetry, music, art, and making river flags and installing them along rivers to inspire people to protect, appreciate, and take action on their behalf.
Grace Minnesota aims to create art to help individuals connect to their inner lives and for communities to re-imagine a vital, hopeful, peaceful, and inclusive society.