Brazil Arts Twin Cities aims to develop the collective well-being of Brazilians and those who love Brazilian culture in the Twin Cities, through arts programming and events.
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!
Creative Puppets aims to research the development of a Creative Center, to enliven Lake Street and its associated neighborhoods, and build on and share the exceptional experiences of seminal artist Sandy Spielberg and core other artist and makers.
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.
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.
STRONGmovement aims to use the universal language of dance as a platform to tell stories and bring communities together related to society and humanity.
The Qalanjo Project The Qalanjo Project aims to work towards advancing cultural interfaces in the Somali community through collaborative creative practices and community- engaged learning processes that lead to advancements in the arts and education.
hinterhands puppet company aims to create intimate performance and arts education experiences that invite people to reflect deeply on their relationship with each other, place, and spirit.
Carlyle Brown & Company aims to develop and put on performances of Carlyle Brown’s theatrical work.
Catalyst Arts aims to build understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities.
Picasso Projects aims to present dance theater work that is sincere in its physicality, content, and expression.
Vermillion Ink Press aims to publish literature that uplifts underrepresented voices and illuminates the world in vivid color. In this work, they seek to increase empathy, foster discussion, and cultivate community through the power of the written word.
Hellavision Television aims to produce an experimental animation program consisting of a screening series, workshops, and animation jams focused on fostering an experimental animation community in Minnesota.
Minneapolis Southside Singers aims to foster and steward a choral group comprised of singers 55 years of age or older in South Minneapolis.
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.
Black Rainbow Collective aims to bring together an ensemble of queer BIPoC artists, in tandem with trans queer and Black mental health practitioners, to support the spiritual and social-emotional healing of BIPoC and trans queer teenagers experiencing suicidal ideation and self-harm who don’t have access to the arts.
Flamenco Singing Workshops and Public Performances aims to provide Flamenco singing and rhythm workshops offered online by artists, Javier Heredia and La Rhina.
The Gray Mallard Theatre Company aims to bring professional theater to the Twin Cities in unique outdoor settings with accessibility, community engagement, and the inclusion of diverse voices as cornerstones integral to every production. Their belief that art belongs to everyone drives them to engage their community by creating a public gathering space centered around a dynamic, imaginative, and entertaining live performance, at no charge to their audience.
Phantom Chorus Theatre aims to serve as a grass-roots non-profit theatre company that specializes in collaborative, experimental, original works or adaptations. Through the mediums of puppetry, movement, music, and multimedia they strive to harness the power of imagination and wonder – to make the impossible real. With a focus on accessibility and community outreach, their aim is to bring a unique theatrical experience to a wider audience.
Make a Scene Scenario Festival aims to: nurture and showcase emerging larpwrights and artists in similar media; Advance live-action role-play and interactive storytelling as art; Create an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and supportive community that welcomes and celebrate the whole person.
Aapil Library aims to develop a zine library focused on personal narratives and is open to makers, readers and the general public in a physical space with online access to workshops. The aim is to foster a human connection between us with a broader objective of contributing to the literature of our times while building a sense of community.