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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!

1 Earth United

1 Earth United aims to inspire and motivate connections among different cultures. They do this through the universal healing power of the arts, music and dance connecting the right Indigenous artists with the right venue.

BuckSlam MN

BuckSlam MN aims to facilitate regular poetry slams, readings, and performances in and around the Twin Cities. They believe poetry is a necessary tool of collective liberation and seek to empower a diverse community of spoken word poets by making the art form welcoming, safe, and accessible for all.

Minneapolis Choir Co-Op

Minneapolis Choir Co-Op aims to serve as a performing arts organization that strives to create opportunities for musicians to practice their craft by connecting budding composers, conductors, and instrumentalists with ensemble singers. Learn more at the organization’s website.

The Divine Comedy Ballet

The Divine Comedy Ballet aims to create full-length ballets that challenge typical perceptions of classical ballet by collaborating with unconventional artists and weaving together contemporary and modern influences to draw out deep human emotions that connect with and attract new audiences to ballet and inspire other artists to embark on cross-disciplinary journeys.

Maine Prairie Studio

Maine Prairie Studio aims to nurture creativity and elevate the ceramic arts through community education for rural Minnesotans. Additionally, they support local, regional and national artists through assistantships, retreats and residencies.

Kith + Kin Chorus

Kith + Kin Chorus aims to build community, spread joy and give in service of others through harmony.

Spiral Theater

Spiral Theater aims to produce seriously silly shows that celebrate our most absurd selves, the wild possibilities of language, and the creative spirit of audiences and artists.

High on Life Healing Music Festival

High on Life Healing Music Festival aims to produce a music festival that addresses mental health issues openly and promotes conversations about mental well- being, breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health in the city.

Blooming Art

Blooming Art aims to develop an arts retreat for teenagers in Zimmerman, MN where artists can bloom.

AMPLIFY MPLS

AMPLIFY MPLS aims to develop immersive multimedia experiences to engage art lovers in the media production process and content to amplify the voices of Minneapolis changemakers at the intersection of art, culture, and education. The mission of AMPLIFY MPLS is to demystify the media production process, invite participants into a collaborative creation process, encourage participants to own their storytelling power, and amplify the voices of marginalized communities.

Relapse

Relapse aims to put on a production of a new musical, Relapse, that shines a light on the impact and collateral damage of addiction within family systems. The project will connect the theatrical and recovery communities and offer audiences resources for healing and further action.

Queer & Funny Improv Festival

Queer & Funny Improv Festival aims to highlight the diversity of queer comedic voices, spread the joy of improv as an art form, and create a space where all can enjoy themselves while being their full selves.

The Snips

The Snips aims to serve as a feminist fiber arts collective that welcomes all makers. Their work focuses on the intersection of femininity, handicrafts, and pop culture.

STRONGmovement

STRONGmovement aims to use the universal language of dance as a platform to tell stories and bring communities together related to society and humanity. 

Belville Productions

Belville Productions aims to produce and promote plays drawn from social issues, folklore, and history with an emphasis on telling untold stories.

Picture Book Parade

Picture Book Parade aims to promote a love of reading by hosting storytelling exhibits in nontraditional settings. They’re committed to featuring BIPOC artists and stories from underrepresented communities, reflecting the beautiful diversity of our state, and ensuring all children can see themselves and their culture in books. Learn more at the project’s website.

Art Heals

Art Heals aims to use art to build community, integrative health, and wellness. We offer creative arts expression for healing and transformation. We mindfully and creatively lead BIPOC individuals, groups, and organizations in the process of discovery that ignites inner knowing through the exploration and production of art.

THEATRE23

THEATRE23 aims to produce shows that matter. By exclusively choosing new works, they aim to share authentically.

MIRAGE Performing Arts

MIRAGE Performing Arts aims to create a performance where the audience can experience live Classical music and ballet with a new light and understanding that enriches and enhances both cultures of Classical Music and Ballet and mates these two worlds in a unique way.

Slant Arts

Slant Arts aims to preserve African American Folk Tales, Rituals, and Traditions. They merge both the visual and performing arts, by providing programming, exhibits, and performances rooted in African American storytelling. They aim to guide creatives, emerging and established in learning more about their culture and heritage while establishing their own artistic voice and process.

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