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.
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!
THEATRE23 aims to produce shows that matter. By exclusively choosing new works, they aim to share authentically.
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.
Body Prayers aims to influence and aid in the Healing Process of all Black people; Using Dance, Revolutionary Love Practices, Dreaming, Education, and Community Fellowship as a tool for social, economic, and emotional Liberation.
The Great Community Sing Along aims to produce a sing along in the Twin Cities, MN, with performances accompanied by the audience, the in house pipe organ and audio visual of historical photos, at the Heights Theatre in Minneapolis.
EcosystemX aims to advocate for equitable planning and design solutions that uplift, develop, preserve, and sustain Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Immigrant communities in their region and beyond.
Collaboration Through Diasporic Arts aims to develop an evening length production that delves deeply into two traditions modeled in the solo, in collaboration with other artists/musicians/poets to create and mount a new work that adapts stories of the ancestors to the stage using interdisciplinary blends of traditional and modern arts.
All of the Above aims to create trans-disciplinary arts experiences that allow alternative worlds of belonging to emerge. They center humility and learning, devotion to craft, and relationship to the infinite to call forth a more loving world. All of the Above strives to make work that disentangles us from dominant culture in service of shared liberation and creation/imagination.
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.
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.
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.
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. Learn more at the project’s website.
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.