Banana Leaf Collective aims to serve as a Twin Cities- based community exploring the intersection of storytelling; mutual aid practices; and cultural work as a means of combating systems of oppression.
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!
AMPLIFY MPLS aims to develop immersive multimedia experiences to engage art lovers in the media production process and content to amplify the voices of Minneapolis changemakers at the intersection of art, culture, and education. The mission of AMPLIFY MPLS is to demystify the media production process, invite participants into a collaborative creation process, encourage participants to own their storytelling power, and amplify the voices of marginalized communities.
Center for Performing Arts Minneapolis aims to engage artists and youth in community development and eliminate prejudice and discrimination by generating opportunities for cross-cultural exchange. They aim to provide quality arts education and create access to essential arts resources for youth, artists, and culture bearers, thereby ensuring the healthy growth and sustainability of local communities. […]
Art Heals aims to use art to build community, integrative health, and wellness. We offer creative arts expression for healing and transformation. We mindfully and creatively lead BIPOC individuals, groups, and organizations in the process of discovery that ignites inner knowing through the exploration and production of art.
MIRAGE Performing Arts aims to create a performance where the audience can experience live Classical music and ballet with a new light and understanding that enriches and enhances both cultures of Classical Music and Ballet and mates these two worlds in a unique way.
Slant Arts aims to preserve African American Folk Tales, Rituals, and Traditions. They merge both the visual and performing arts, by providing programming, exhibits, and performances rooted in African American storytelling. They aim to guide creatives, emerging and established in learning more about their culture and heritage while establishing their own artistic voice and process.
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.
Collaboration Through Diasporic Arts aims to develop an evening length production that delves deeply into two traditions modeled in the solo, in collaboration with other artists/musicians/poets to create and mount a new work that adapts stories of the ancestors to the stage using interdisciplinary blends of traditional and modern arts.
All of the Above aims to create trans-disciplinary arts experiences that allow alternative worlds of belonging to emerge. They center humility and learning, devotion to craft, and relationship to the infinite to call forth a more loving world. All of the Above strives to make work that disentangles us from dominant culture in service of shared liberation and creation/imagination.
Brazil Arts Twin Cities aims to develop the collective well-being of Brazilians and those who love Brazilian culture in the Twin Cities, through arts programming and events.
HEART Water aims to facilitate multigenerational art activities on and by the Mississippi River, aiming to curiously explore, ignite a heART connection, and advance the community into mindful water caretakers.
All Things Possible Theatrical and Arts Group aims to use the Arts as a platform to educate, inspire, and promote healing within the BIPOC community and abroad.
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.
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.
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.