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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!

The Great Community Sing Along

The Great Community Sing Along aims to produce a sing along in the Twin Cities, MN, with performances accompanied by the audience, the in house pipe organ and audio visual of historical photos, at the Heights Theatre in Minneapolis.

EcosystemX

EcosystemX aims to advocate for equitable planning and design solutions that uplift, develop, preserve, and sustain Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Immigrant communities in their region and beyond.

Collaboration Through Diasporic Arts

Collaboration Through Diasporic Arts aims to develop an evening length production that delves deeply into two traditions modeled in the solo, in collaboration with other artists/musicians/poets to create and mount a new work that adapts stories of the ancestors to the stage using interdisciplinary blends of traditional and modern arts.

All of the Above

All of the Above aims to create trans-disciplinary arts experiences that allow alternative worlds of belonging to emerge. They center humility and learning, devotion to craft, and relationship to the infinite to call forth a more loving world. All of the Above strives to make work that disentangles us from dominant culture in service of shared liberation and creation/imagination.

Reasons for Moving

Reasons for Moving aims to develop a multimedia and multilingual dance-theater piece that aims to appeal to a broad audience that includes immigrant and refugee families; their allies; and those who would like (and need) to hear personal accounts of geopolitical displacement so as to understand it as a worldwide phenomenon that asks for our empathy and positioning.

Brazil Arts Twin Cities

Brazil Arts Twin Cities aims to develop the collective well-being of Brazilians and those who love Brazilian culture in the Twin Cities, through arts programming and events.

Creative Puppets

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. 

Patrick Scully Productions

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.

The Qalanjo Project

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

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.

Carlyle Brown & Company

Carlyle Brown & Company aims to develop and put on performances of Carlyle Brown’s theatrical work.

Catalyst Arts

Catalyst Arts aims to build understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities.

Picasso Projects

Picasso Projects aims to present dance theater work that is sincere in its physicality, content, and expression.

Vermillion Ink Press

Vermillion Ink Press aims to publish literature that uplifts underrepresented voices and illuminates the world in vivid color. In this work, they seek to increase empathy, foster discussion, and cultivate community through the power of the written word.

Hellavision Television

Hellavision Television aims to produce an experimental animation program consisting of a screening series, workshops, and animation jams focused on fostering an experimental animation community in Minnesota.

Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Project

Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Project aims to connect audiences and artists through the creation of fully realized works that challenge and reframe the societal expectations and values assigned to the woman’s body.

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective

Twin Cities Flamenco Collective aims to bring the essence of the art and culture of Flamenco to the Twin Cities by focusing on the importance of the cante, or flamenco singing. 

The Gray Mallard Theatre Company

The Gray Mallard Theatre Company aims to bring professional theater to the Twin Cities in unique outdoor settings with accessibility, community engagement, and the inclusion of diverse voices as cornerstones integral to every production. Their belief that art belongs to everyone drives them to engage their community by creating a public gathering space centered around a dynamic, imaginative, and entertaining live performance, at no charge to their audience.

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.

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. 

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