Black Bears & Blueberries Publishing aims to create and develop Native children’s books for all young people written by Native authors and illustrators.
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!
Creative Puppets aims to research the development of a Creative Center, to enliven Lake Street and its associated neighborhoods, and build on and share the exceptional experiences of seminal artist Sandy Spielberg and core other artist and makers.
Somali Arts Language and Leadership institute (SALLI) aims to promote Somali Diasporic arts, culture, and leadership in Minnesota.
House of Song aims to bring the very best art-song and ballads to retirement communities and veterans’ facilities in Minnesota.
Imaginality Opera aims to offer engaging and whimsical educational material that introduces primary school children to the magical world of opera. Imaginality Opera strives to make this material easily accessible, affordable, and adaptable.
Spirited Impact Campaign aims to use the feature documentary Spirited as an artistic tool to gather, connect, and build community while educating about Hmong issues, culture and indigenous spiritual practices.
Anda Flamenco Company & School aims to share the beauty of the passionate tradition of authentic Spanish flamenco with diverse Minnesota audiences.
HOLA MN aims to create short cinematic videos/REELS to show Latinx Artists and entrepreneurs from all over Minnesota, demonstrating the impact Latinx Artist, have in their community.
Patrick Scully Productions aims to live life as freely, consciously and creatively as possible, and in the process create space for others to do the same.
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.
The Qalanjo Project aims to work towards advancing cultural interfaces in the Somali community through collaborative creative practices and community- engaged learning processes that lead to advancements in the arts and education. Learn more at the project’s website.
hinterhands puppet company aims to create intimate performance and arts education experiences that invite people to reflect deeply on their relationship with each other, place, and spirit.
Dance Projects by ME aims to cultivate space for dance projects inspired by diverse styles and community exchange. They strive to create dance accessibility through choreography, education, and performance.
Concerto Dance aims to serve as a technical movement company driven by athleticism and musicality seeking to balance innovation with tradition in a context of community and hope.
Carlyle Brown & Company aims to develop and put on performances of Carlyle Brown’s theatrical work.
Catalyst Arts aims to build understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities.
Aya Collective aims to 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.
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.
Artists Collective for Community Collaborations (AC3) aims to blend art, fun, and activism to support Native American healing and identity, bridge racial and cultural divides, and mobilize communities for greater social and environmental justice.
Marine Candlelight Series aims to establish a setting in Marine on Saint Croix where high quality chamber music can be heard in an intimate setting, joining artist and audience together for a shared appreciation of the arts.