Emily Michaels King Projects aims to create embodied performances that explore self-discovery and reclamation, womanhood, and bold, or supremely delicate, expressions of personal truth.
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!
CultureWIN aims to strengthen youth’s creative potential in the arts to foster positive attitutdes and build healthier communities.
The Witness Project aims to create and implement strategies for the development and dissemination of literary work by and for underrepresented populations and, by creating opportunities for traditionally silenced voices to be heard, to serve as a catalyst for cross-cultural understanding.
Tembo aims to ignite creativity using the arts to unlock innate genius.
E/D aims to create provocative and visually stunning performance centered on the female experience. E/D is by women for everyone.
Leslie Parker Dance Project aims to move Black culture forward into the future through dance-art.
Art from the Inside aims to empower incarcerated artists to experience personal transformation and restoration. We believe art provides the space to imagine new ways of being and to recognize our personal and collective power to change.
Opera Reading Project aims to cultivate and elevate local performers as they prepare, polish and perform opera roles by supplying professional level training, career development and networking within a collaborative, creative and inclusive environment.
Fireweed Community Woodshop aims to empower women and non-binary folks through the art of woodcraft. Women’s Woodshop’s goal is to introduce women and non-binary folks to tools and techniques through classes, while providing equipment, workspace, and community to help women and non-binary flourish within the craft.
Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice Catholic Artists for Environmental Justice aims to connect visual artists with roots in Africa, Europe and North America, each with varying connections to the Catholic Church, who share a growing concern about the health of the planet and invite both Catholics and non-Catholics to join them in using art and […]
Able Media aims to embolden individuals with disabilities or those who otherwise have needs for adaptive technology by equipping them with the technology and know-how to get their own podcasts (we call them radio shows) off the ground. This includes adaptive technology and training. To us, radio/podcasts and the magic that grows from connectedness and communication are an art form in their own right. Able Media sees their members as artists.
Moonplay Cinema aims to support women and gender nonbinary filmmakers through community and visibility.
Trilingua Cinema aims to form a neighborhood cinema utilizing multilingual films to build community among the diverse residents of Saint Paul’s East Side.
Crockpot Theatre aims to create innovative new works by cross-pollinating between artists and art forms.
shOUT: Minnesota’s Trans and Gender Diverse Voices aims to serve as an entirely volunteer-led choir and community support group for transgender and nonbinary people in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Black Women Speak aims to give voice and create community amongst Black Women intergenerationally; through the arts, wellness and education; they will heal, find joy and move toward liberation on their own terms.
Penelope Freeh Dances aims to create original, often collaborative dance work that forwards contemporary ballet with the goal of transforming how it is perceived and practiced.
Aya Collective aims to cultivate Black women writers who understand that our experience, expertise, and way of knowing is enough to educate others. They do this by centering their spirituality and cultural selves, as well as by being in community.
Hatch Dance aims to bring together and support accomplished dancers, musicians, and designers from the Twin Cities to create contemplative, collaborative performances that reveal emotional truths, speak to human commonalities, and engage audiences by encouraging a wider sense of belonging.
Opera on the Lake aims to deliver a first-rate, world class opera performance in true Minnesota style – on the lake.