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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!

Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing

Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing aims to create and develop Native children’s books for all young people written by Native authors and illustrators.

Poetry Asylum

Poetry Asylum aims to create diverse platforms outside privileged spaces to bring poetry to traditionally marginalized communities through open dialogue, innovation, collaboration, and advocacy. In recognition of the urgencies of our political moment, Poetry Asylum aims to provide refuge to underrepresented voices by celebrating the expansive field of language and expression in all its forms.

Sigma’s Bookshelf

Sigma’s Bookshelf aims to exclusively publish the works of teen authors ages 12-19 at reduced cost.

Falling for Fiction

Falling for Fiction aims to change our world, one child at a time.

Poetry for People

Poetry for People aims to create events and classes that make poetry accessible, interactive, and illuminating.

Holy Cow! Press

Holy Cow! Press is an independent small press publisher with a primary focus on Midwest authors and artists.

Cow Tipping Press

Cow Tipping Press aims to teach and publish writing by people with developmental disabilities, encouraging readers to reconsider the dynamism and assets of this rich form of human diversity.

Alzheimer’s Poetry Project MN

Alzheimer’s Poetry Project aims to facilitate the creativity of people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

Known By Heart

Known by Heart aims to engage older adults and people with disabilities in active art-making, helping people learn and create art, community, and an empowering sense of purpose.