Minneapolis Performance Lab & School aims to challenge the audience’s experience while investigating liveness. MPLS cultivates new work, devises radical reinterpretations of mythos, and produces ensemble-generated non-linear events through engaging students and communities.
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!
(lumin) theater lab aims to create a safe environment for a core group of highly-motivated members that encourages inspired creativity, trusting collaboration, audacious experimentation, and a rigorous exploration of theater.
The Fox & Beggar Theater aims to bring provocative, innovative, and enchanting storytelling to a troubled world, through a broad fusion of both performing and visual arts.
Theater 55 aims to foster lifelong learning through theatre performance and education.
Orchard Theater Collective aims to create theatrical spaces where artists and audiences can join together in exploring the spiritual, existential, and social questions of our modern world through stories in the communal experience of theater.
Fortune’s Fool aims to create high quality theater productions of new works and works that are rarely produced in the Twin Cities, with an emphasis on Minnesota voices.
Toot aims to create original, non-script-based, theatrical performance pieces that illuminate overlooked energies of contemporary life.
Edelweiss Theatre aims to produce opera and musical theatre that inspires conversation and education on various historical, social, economical, and artistic topics.
an alleged Theatre Company aims to create original, artist-driven theatre, comedy, and variety performance.
What’s Next aims to create theater that furthers conversations necessary for the progress and education of our communities.
Threshold Theater aims to create fresh LGBTQ work and bring a broad audience of artists and the community fresh theater experiences through new work and original takes on classic LGBTQ works.
Cahoot?! Physical Theatre aims to subvert economic, geographic, and social boundaries by making innovative theatre accessible – to everyone.
Turtle Theater Collective aims to produce high-quality theater that explores contemporary Native experiences, and subverts expectations about how and when Native artists can create theater.
Theatre 55 aims to foster lifelong learning through theatre performance and education.
Patrick Scully Productions aims to live life as freely, consciously and creatively as possible, and in the process create space for others to do the same.
Hypnic Jerk Theatre aims to produce theatre that provokes conversations about our world that happen beyond the stage and after the closing curtain.
Transatlantic Love Affair aims to create physical theatre devoted to the imaginative telling of relevant stories.
On Stage aims to make local theater relevant to younger and non-traditional audiences and to lay the groundwork for building future theater audiences.
New Seed Theatre aims to bring people together, seek truth, love, and life in that community, and empower people in the community.
Mixed Precipitation aims to create festive theatrical events that inspire social engagement.