Leslie Parker Dance Project aims to move Black culture forward into the future through dance-art.
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!
Tokuda Ballet aims to create performance using ballet vocabulary to blend with other art forms to create art which pass through its national peculiarities to reach its common humanity.
Reasons for Moving aims to develop a multimedia and multilingual dance-theater piece that aims to appeal to a broad audience that includes immigrant and refugee families; their allies; and those who would like (and need) to hear personal accounts of geopolitical displacement so as to understand it as a worldwide phenomenon that asks for our empathy and positioning.
Anda Flamenco Company & School aims to share the beauty of the passionate tradition of authentic Spanish flamenco with diverse Minnesota audiences.
Dance Projects by ME aims to cultivate space for dance projects inspired by diverse styles and community exchange. They strive to create dance accessibility through choreography, education, and performance.
Concerto Dance aims to serve as a technical movement company driven by athleticism and musicality seeking to balance innovation with tradition in a context of community and hope.
Picasso Projects aims to present dance theater work that is sincere in its physicality, content, and expression.
Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Project aims to connect audiences and artists through the creation of fully realized works that challenge and reframe the societal expectations and values assigned to the woman’s body.
The Uprizing aims to bring the creators and veterans of Krump to our community to further the dance community, and educate the community on Krump history and culture.
HoneyWorks aims to create truly unique performances that expand both dance and other artistic fields by uniting the two, and ultimately encouraging others – in all walks of life – to live more inclusively with the people and planet around us.
Penelope Freeh Dances aims to create original, often collaborative dance work that forwards contemporary ballet with the goal of transforming how it is perceived and practiced.
Hatch Dance aims to bring together and support accomplished dancers, musicians, and designers from the Twin Cities to create contemplative, collaborative performances that reveal emotional truths, speak to human commonalities, and engage audiences by encouraging a wider sense of belonging.
Jagged moves aims to present dance experiences that fearlessly explore conceptual depths, and viscerally engage audience members.
Analog Dance Works aims to provide a thought-provoking intersection between dance and science. Our goal is to incite a dialogue within the community on the relationship between the facts of our present and the visions of our future.
Movement Architecture aims to create, educate, and heal through movement.
Morgan Thorson Projects searches for the edges and the center of dance simultaneously; to seek out its interior and exterior spaces, with body, identity, architecture, and image. She creates dances that make useful those things that might not belong—valuing surprise and multiplicity in her productions.
Maggie Bergeron & Co. aims to create dance works by connecting engaging, resonant images with intriguing movement.
Karen Sherman Performance Projects aims to create new dance and performance work.
Kaleena Miller Dance aims to promote the form of American Tap Dance, expand its creative possibilities, and create opportunities for MN tap dancers.
DanceMN aims to provide an online resource that increases visibility for Minnesota dance and connects communities and audiences.