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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!

Polyrhythmic Arts

Polyrhythmic Arts aims to integrate mental health education with creative disciplines such as creative writing, music production, and songwriting in the Twin Cities region, seeking to destroy barriers blocking residents from accessing professional creative services, such as music production and education.

Melrose Area Arts Council

Melrose Area Arts Council aims to facilitate (strengthen) the connections, communication, and creativity of the diverse population of Melrose and the surrounding area. 

Phantom Chorus Theatre

Phantom Chorus Theatre aims to serve as a grass-roots non-profit theatre company that specializes in collaborative, experimental, original works or adaptations. Through the mediums of puppetry, movement, music, and multimedia they strive to harness the power of imagination and wonder – to make the impossible real. With a focus on accessibility and community outreach, their aim is to bring a unique theatrical experience to a wider audience.

Leslie Parker Dance Project

Leslie Parker Dance Project aims to move Black culture forward into the future through dance-art. 

Make a Scene Scenario Festival

Make a Scene Scenario Festival aims to: nurture and showcase emerging larpwrights and artists in similar media; Advance live-action role-play and interactive storytelling as art; Create an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and supportive community that welcomes and celebrate the whole person. 

Aapil Library

Aapil Library aims to develop a zine library focused on personal narratives and is open to makers, readers and the general public in a physical space with online access to workshops. The aim is to foster a human connection between us with a broader objective of contributing to the literature of our times while building a sense of community. 

Virginia Twins

Virginia Twins aims to foster a collaborative performance company that creates theatrical dance pieces and movement workshops grounded in empathy, experimentation, and humor. 

Center for Contemplative Arts

Center for Contemplative Arts aims to: Welcome creative seekers to explore contemplative paths rooted in the lineages of our ancestors, be they Eastern, Western, or Indigenous; Nurture spiritual formation, offering creative practices, curated experiences, resources, and community-building opportunities; Connect participants to their inner lives, to one another, to our earth, and to our creative source; Build meaningful community.

MN Krump: Bvckstr Event 2022

MN Krump: Bvckstr Event 2022 aims to host a weekend long Krump event that would include workshops by guest teachers, performances and a Krump battle event.

{Trés}

{Trés} aims to raise awareness of the struggles of the Puerto Rican diaspora through music.

Twin Cities Tango Collective

Twin Cities Tango Collective aims to create a thriving culture of tango musicians in the Twin Cities through community ensembles, live performances, and classes dedicated to the art and culture of Argentine tango music.

Turtle Theater Collective

Turtle Theater Collective aims to produce high-quality, contemporary work that explores Native experiences and subverts expectations about how and when Native artists can create theater.

Journey Productions

Journey Productions aims to engage, inspire, entertain, and challenge audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to the new works.

Stitching History

Stitching History aims to create a moving, archival documentary that highlights and illuminates the unwritten rich history of Somali Americans in Minnesota. The project’s purpose is to create and bridge communities across differences, through expanding access and building connected and informed communities.

The Dragon Who Liked to Spit Fire

The Dragon Who Liked to Spit Fire aims to bring the show, “The Dragon Who Liked to Spit Fire,” to young school audiences from all backgrounds.

Emily Michaels King Projects

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.

Wise, Gifted, & Black

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.

Minneapolis Performance Lab & School

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.

Art Wars

Art Wars aims to create fun positive art competition experiences for high school students and increases awareness of art related careers and the paths to obtaining them.

HoneyWorks

HoneyWorks aims to create truly unique performances that expand both dance and other artistic fields by uniting the two, and ultimately encouraging others – in all walks of life – to live more inclusively with the people and planet around us.

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