Springboard for the Arts is an artist-led organization, and as artists, we know that we need to do the work in order to see the results we want. When things are tough we always go back to our guiding principles and our tools and try to see what we can build. More than ever we are steadfast in our commitment to equity, reciprocity, abundance and the role of artists to connect us, build power and agency in their communities, collaborate on solutions and illuminate truth. This commitment is the foundation of all our work, and we also recognize that these times demand more and new kinds of work. Beginning today we are doubling down and expanding these parts of our work:
And as always, we do this work with our mission – cultivating vibrant communities by connecting artists with the resources they need to make a living and a life – at the core. We also want to be a home for artist-led ideas for the challenges and opportunities of our communities and our time: we want to hear from you, so be in touch, and thank you for your work.