Wise, Gifted, & Black aims to use trauma informed arts intervention to amplify voices and vision of artivism, blackness, and healing with Rondo Community Elders. Art forms such as: Theatre of the Oppressed, Spoken Word, Photography, Collage and Music.
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!
Minneapolis Performance Lab & School aims to challenge the audience’s experience while investigating liveness. MPLS cultivates new work, devises radical reinterpretations of mythos, and produces ensemble-generated non-linear events through engaging students and communities.
Vermillion Ink Press Vermillion Ink Press aims to publish literature that uplifts underrepresented voices and illumintates 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.
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.
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).
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.
Serpentina Arts Talks aims to foster creativity and professional development of Minnesota Latinx artists. The mission is intentional comradeship to motivate solidarity, coalition building, and networking. The collaborative positions the artists as the decision-makers who will determine the specific topics of the meetings and the infrastructure of their future collective action that advances their artistry and professional development.
Burn Something Collective aims to work at the intersection of curation, publishing, and mentorship to create support, connection, and autonomy for Black and POCI femme, nonbinary, and trans artists, writers, curators, and cultural workers. BSC envisions a world in which expression from queer Black and POCI artists is not erased, overlooked, undercut, or confined by imposed categories.
The Fox & Beggar Theater aims to bring provocative, innovative, and enchanting storytelling to a troubled world, through a broad fusion of both performing and visual arts.
RARE Productions aims to unite communities and families in healing relationships and bridge cultural gaps via the vast mediums of art.
Theater 55 aims to foster lifelong learning through theatre performance and education.
Survival System aims to explore art’s potential for healing, self-care, and community-care.
Orchard Theater Collective aims to create theatrical spaces where artists and audiences can join together in exploring the spiritual, existential, and social questions of our modern world through stories in the communal experience of theater.
Fortune’s Fool aims to create high quality theater productions of new works and works that are rarely produced in the Twin Cities, with an emphasis on Minnesota voices.
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.
Black Market MN aims to focus on amplifying the voices of black creaive change makers who use art to solve problems and build community.
Build aims to build the social solidarity economy through collective art action.
Playable Artworks aims to activate connections between people and places in order to change participants’ perceptions of our world and communities.
Green-line Mascot Project aims to create and develop awareness for downtown St. Paul businesses and attractions that can be accessed by the Green Line Light Rail.
Autoptic aims to promote, exhibit, and advocate for independent, creator-owned artwork and creative expression of all kinds.