Cello Conversations Part Two – Community aims to cultivate new ways of connecting to individuals and communities, reducing imperceptible distances while giving life to the narratives they each carry.
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!
Powderhorn Park Music Project aims to engage the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing access to musical experiences, particularly to communities that would not otherwise have such access (e.g. Latino and BIPOC community members).
Marine Candlelight Series aims to establish a setting in Marine on Saint Croix where high quality chamber music can be heard in an intimate setting, joining artist and audience together for a shared appreciation of the arts.
Dream Songs Project Dream Songs Project aims to preserve the long tradition of music for classical voice and guitar through performances and education, while fostering the creation of new music for the ensemble through collaborations, arrangements, and commissions.
Four Voices String Quartet aims to provide meaningful interactive concert and educational programming to seniors and string music students during social gathering restrictions imposed by COVID.
Twin Cities Scholarship Program aims to provide music therapy for individuals who do not have access to it otherwise. These groups would primarily include older adults with dementia, individuals of all ages with mental health needs, and adults with disabilities.
shOUT: Minnesota’s Trans and Gender Diverse Voices aims to serve as an entirely volunteer-led choir and community support group for transgender and nonbinary people in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Flutespiration quartet aims to share its musical expertise through recitals, benefit concerts, community and educational outreach performances to seniors and students, religious services and other events. Their goal is to inspire others and share beauty and joy through flute music.
See Change Treble Choir aims to celebrate and share women’s artistry and strength through song, collaboration and community.
Sonora Wings aims to bring rare music to light, striving to transform the listener’s experience by presenting music through sight, speech, and sound.
Aspire Music Academy Foundation aims to provide donation-supported tuition assistance for vocal performance, show choir sets, and other forms of music instruction and donation-based access to physical assets related to these disciplines.
Summit Music aims to provide two types of music outreach in Minnesota: music education opportunities for students and professional music in senior communities. One of our most innovative programs is our Parking Lot Concerts for Seniors.
Voices of Hope aims to break down barriers between incarcerated women and the outside community through the use of choral singing.
Points of Light aims to bring the arts to use participatory sound, movement, and visual art to invite individuals and communities into a space for personal healing and collective transformation.
Honeywell Concert Band aims to perform high quality concert-band music for audiences that normally have limited access to live music because of limitations of age, mobility, economic status, or geographic location.
Flying Forms aims to present baroque chamber music that transforms communities and inspires expression through excellence in performance, innovative education and creative collaboration.
Como Pops Ensemble aims to enhance our heritage of good music and cultural excellence.
Chanson Voice & Music Academy aims to provide quality, inclusive, and affordable instruction of vocal and instrumental music to people of all ages, races, gender, gender ID, and sexual orientation.
Bill Simenson Orchestra aims to perform and encourage the creation of new music for big band.
Ancia Quartet aims to perform as a saxophone quartet at local, regional, and national venues.