Autoptic aims to promote, exhibit, and advocate for independent, creator-owned artwork and creative expression of all kinds.
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!
10th Wave aims to revolutionize the performance of traditional classical music in innovative concert programs that incorporate interdisciplinary arts to reconnect and engage with audiences.
Poetry Asylum aims to create diverse platforms outside privileged spaces to bring poetry to traditionally marginalized communities through open dialogue, innovation, collaboration, and advocacy. In recognition of the urgencies of our political moment, Poetry Asylum aims to provide refuge to underrepresented voices by celebrating the expansive field of language and expression in all its forms.
LABRADOR aims to develop a young artist theatre training program focusing on collaborative new work and innovative adaptations of classical stories.
Wildwood Theatre aims to unravel the stigma of mental health through storytelling by providing a safe space where individuals are comfortable to ask personal questions, explore feelings, investigate social norms, and excavate truth.
Sheep Theater aims to create and perform original plays about deranged humanity with deranged sincerity.
The Fourth Wall aims to serve as a coalition providing a safe, community-driven space for performing artists to create, rehearse, collaborate, and spectate in the Twin Cities.
Tru Ruts aims to bring artistic endeavors to fruition that honor and celebrate culture and tradition.
Catalyst Arts aims to build understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities.To build understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities.
Movement Architecture aims to create, educate, and heal through movement.
Survival System aims to explore art’s potential for healing, self-care, and community-care.
Shift aims to build an interdisciplinary community that is inclusive, collaborative, and advances historically marginalized people.
Sally Rousse Unlimited aims to present rigorous, deeply considered dance works.
Three Planes collective aims to collaborate with choreographers in the construction of genuine and articulate contemporary dance.
We Will Harbor You aims to make a documentary that reveals and preserves the stories of the women who in 1972 began the shelter movement for “women in crisis” in Minnesota.
Soul of America aims to contribute significantly to the uniting of a disunited states of America by bringing people across the many divides closer together through the visceral understanding of who we are beyond our opinions of each other.
Native Youth Arts Collective aims to support students in leveraging access to creative resources; build agency, skill, and confidence; and provide opportunities for individual and collaborative creative experiences to express their voice.
Black Market MN aims to focus on amplifying the voices of black creative change makers who use art to solve problems and build community.
Summit Music Series aims to produce professional chamber music concerts and provide educational outreach within the Twin Cities in several different settings.
Turtle Theater Collective aims to produce high-quality theater that explores contemporary Native experiences, and subverts expectations about how and when Native artists can create theater.