The Black Cat Society aims to raise the voices of the under-represented through classical and new theatre and multi-media performances.
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!
Erinn Liebhard Dance aims to make opportunities for people to experience the connective and reflective power of groove.
Lawn Art Fund aims to increase the accessibility to and prevalence of neighborhood art by establishing a 1:1 matching fund that will help residents commission artists for the creation of public art in their front lawns.
Feminist Video Quarterly aims to create a dynamic, supportive, inclusive, and engage network of female and non-binary artists by developing a community around their artwork.
MN Hard Bop Collective aims to preserve the jazz music of the Hard Bop eras by performing this rarely heard music live with the energy and sound that the composers intended.
Daara Dance Company aims to connect geographies and engage with social politics through movement that reaches beyond beauty and into the necessity of human relation.
Skål Chamber Collective aims to dismantle musical barriers by performing and creating eclectic repertoire in non-traditional venues.
Cialuna Storydance Theatre aims to creatively combine acting, storytelling, and dance to produce works that retell old tales in new and relevant ways.
Twin Cities Symphony aims to provide a fulfilling and professional orchestral experience to emerging professional musicians and audiences in the Twin Cities area.
Persistent Theatre Productions aims to produce thought provoking, powerful work about important social issues that our society faces.
Million Artist Movement aims to stand at the nexus of art and politics, using art as an agent to coalesce people, art, and power into change that fosters healing.
Mid’West Soldier Drill Team & Drum Corp aims to reach out to children and teens from all walks of life to get them involved in dance and music.
The Snowblower Ballet aims to transform the drudgery of snow removal into a joyful artistic event with dancers wielding snow blowers and snow shovels, throwing snow in time with live music.
We Are All Connected sees the movement of Native people adopted outside their families in the latter half of the 20th century as a unique diaspora, a group of individuals whose lived experiences transverse the complicated terrains of race and culture in America. We Are All Connected is a media-based project telling the present-day stories of Native people adopted by non-Native families in the U.S.
Transatlantic Love Affair aims to create physical theatre devoted to the imaginative telling of relevant stories.
Summit Music Center aims to transform St. Paul’s on the Hill Episcopal Church in St. Paul into a hope for the performance and study of acoustic music, focusing on, but not limited to, classical.
STYLUS aims to inspire and cultivate strong beauty artists of color, diversifying the industry as a whole in the Twin Cities area.
Rachel Perlmeter Productions aims to produce, workshop, and develop an audience for the writings of the late playwright and interdisciplinary artist Rachel Perlmeter and to continue her legacy.
Punk-Ass Classical aims to foster a lively, diverse, and inclusive art music community in the Twin Cities.
Points of Light aims to bring the arts to use participatory sound, movement, and visual art to invite individuals and communities into a space for personal healing and collective transformation.