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.
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!
Melrose Area Arts Council aims to facilitate (strengthen) the connections, communication, and creativity of the diverse population of Melrose and the surrounding area.
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.
Survival System aims to explore art’s potential for healing, self-care, and community-care.
Native Skywatchers aims to build community and wellness around the Indigenous (Ojibwe and D/Lakota) Star Knowledge through the practice of art-making.
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.
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.
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.