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A message from Executive Director Laura Zabel

I am so thrilled to share that on October 2nd Springboard officially¬†opened our new offices and community space¬†on University Avenue in St. Paul. What was once a vacant used car dealership amid a sea of asphalt has been transformed by artists and community members into a dynamic, welcoming space, and we are so excited to […]

Pledge not to apply for MSAB Creative Support Program

As a recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant we are pledging not to apply to the Creative Support program. We believe that the taxpayer dollars that MSAB distributes should be equitably distributed to the full ecosystem of arts and culture in Minnesota. We are entering into this pledge with Mixed Blood […]

Emergency Relief Fund Update 05.27.2020

Since launching the Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) on March 12, we have, as of May 27, supported 1,474 artists, culture bearers, and creative workers in Minnesota with over $715,000 in direct relief. We are beyond grateful to the thousands of individual donors, artists, and organizations who have helped us get emergency funds to people […]

Springboard for the Arts Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response

In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, and specifically to an increased number of cases in the Twin Cities metro area, Springboard for the Arts is implementing the following changes. Beginning on Monday, March 16, we will be limiting public access to our offices and resource centers. We are encouraging all employees to work remotely, moving […]

Principles for Ethical Cancellation

Many businesses, organizations and people are finding themselves in the position of canceling public events and gatherings due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. This is disappointing and scary for a lot of organizations and businesses who rely on in-person events to fulfill their mission and to generate income. It also has the potential to be extremely […]