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One of Springboard for the Arts' guiding principles is that "More is more." We make and share tools designed to benefit as many artists as possible. We believe interconnected communities of artists create an impact in ways that single interventions do not. By freely sharing our work and creating connections among artists and communities, we work to make substantial, system-wide change.

To that end, we launched Creative Exchange in 2014 to share stories about artists with impact, and toolkits from our key programs, and from other artist-led, community engaged programs across the country. Browse those toolkits and more here.

event_noteProfessional Development Toolkits

Develop the business skills and frameworks that artists need creative entrepreneurs, with programs to create new opportunities for professional development.

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person_pin_circleCommunity Building Toolkits

Explore toolkits that are designed to help artists, organizations, businesses and city governments build community - from artist-led creative placemaking to uses for vacant spaces to new modes of community planning.

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chat_bubbleStarting Conversation Toolkits

Want to find creative ways to spark conversations? These toolkits help communities share stories, neighbors meet each other and bring people together.

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Healthcare Toolkits

Explore toolkits that are designed to help artists locate and access healthcare resources.

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Springboard Toolkits

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Buy Springboard Books!

We make our core curriculum and resources like Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists and Handbook for Artists Working in Community freely available to download and use, but we also have beautiful, artist-designed workbooks available for sale. Pick up a copy to kickstart your practice today!

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