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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!

Late Night Copies

Late Night Copies aims to cultivate queer and trans independent print culture locally & regionally by providing affordable equipment access, serving as a steward of the Midwest Zine Archive Project, and organizing the Midwest Queer & Trans Zine Fest. They distribute artist publications about Midwestern LGBTQ history to a national audience.

MinnAnimate

MinnAnimate aims to supporting local animators. Its flagship program is an annual festival that celebrates the craft of animation, and the unique perspectives and techniques of Minnesota-based artists. They have noticed that independent animation often skews toward solitary practice which we seek to correct by providing social and collaborative opportunities.

Memory, Movement, Montage

Memory, Movement, Montage aims to build an inclusive platform for diverse perspectives on migration and creating an innovative curriculum for global engagement.

Spirited Impact Campaign

Spirited Impact Campaign aims to use the feature documentary Spirited as an artistic tool to gather, connect, and build community while educating about Hmong issues, culture and indigenous spiritual practices. Learn more at the project’s website.

Once Removed

Once Removed aims to listen as LGBTQ people from the Upper Midwest talk about family, both The families that made us and families we make.

Comedy Suitcase

Comedy Suitcase aims to serve as a Twin Cities-based theatrical production company dedicated to creating live comedy for all-ages.

The Red Light House

The Red Light House aims to serve as a queer collective providing a versatile and intimate arts space out of a home in North Minneapolis. Their unique space serves as a platform for dreamers and doers looking to bring their ideas to life.

Banana Leaf Collective

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.

1 Earth United

1 Earth United aims to inspire and motivate connections among different cultures. They do this through the universal healing power of the arts, music and dance connecting the right Indigenous artists with the right venue.

BuckSlam MN

BuckSlam MN aims to facilitate regular poetry slams, readings, and performances in and around the Twin Cities. They believe poetry is a necessary tool of collective liberation and seek to empower a diverse community of spoken word poets by making the art form welcoming, safe, and accessible for all.

Minneapolis Choir Co-Op

Minneapolis Choir Co-Op aims to serve as a performing arts organization that strives to create opportunities for musicians to practice their craft by connecting budding composers, conductors, and instrumentalists with ensemble singers. Learn more at the organization’s website.

Kith + Kin Chorus

Kith + Kin Chorus aims to build community, spread joy and give in service of others through harmony.

AMPLIFY MPLS

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.

Relapse

Relapse aims to put on a production of a new musical, Relapse, that shines a light on the impact and collateral damage of addiction within family systems. The project will connect the theatrical and recovery communities and offer audiences resources for healing and further action.

Queer & Funny Improv Festival

Queer & Funny Improv Festival aims to highlight the diversity of queer comedic voices, spread the joy of improv as an art form, and create a space where all can enjoy themselves while being their full selves.

The Snips

The Snips aims to serve as a feminist fiber arts collective that welcomes all makers. Their work focuses on the intersection of femininity, handicrafts, and pop culture.

STRONGmovement

STRONGmovement aims to use the universal language of dance as a platform to tell stories and bring communities together related to society and humanity. 

Art Heals

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.

THEATRE23

THEATRE23 aims to produce shows that matter. By exclusively choosing new works, they aim to share authentically.

Slant Arts

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.

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