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Statement on Artists’ Access to Healthcare

Since 2006, Springboard for the Arts has been helping artists navigate the healthcare system. We currently offer vouchers to community clinics, emergency relief funds, and MNsure navigation in our Artists’ Access to Healthcare program.

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Guide for Business Districts to Work with Local Artists

New free toolkit! The Guide for Business Districts to Work with Local Artists is a free guide for place managers to work with artists on creative placemaking projects. The Guide was created for International Downtown Association by Springboard for the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Winter & Spring 2017 Workshop Catalog

Check out our Winter & Spring 2017 Workshop Catalog! We've redesigned it along with our website, and it has more writing and Springboard offerings! You can always register for workshops at our Calendar of Events link above!

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Let’s get to work

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.

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our offices

Lowertown

308 Prince Street, Suite 270
Saint Paul, MN 55101
open M-F, 9:30-5PM
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Lowertown Resource Center
open M-F, 9:30-5PM
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Fergus Falls

201 West Lincoln Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
open M-Th, 9:30-5PM; Friday by appointment
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Fergus Falls Resource Center
open M-Th, 9:30-5PM; Friday by appointment
Visit the Resource Center

We are certified MNsure Navigators

We can help you make sense of the health insurance system and applying through MNsure.

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We power Creative Exchange

Springboard for the Arts' national program is Creative Exchange, an online platform sharing stories of artists with impact and practical toolkits for you to create and run artist-centered projects in your community.

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Support Springboard for the Arts!

We are celebrating 25 years of serving artists, including 5 years in our Fergus Falls office! Make your donation today to support artists and communities working together.

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Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life.

Our work is about creating communities and artists that have a reciprocal relationship, where artists are key contributors to community issues and are visible and valued for the impact they create.

We do this by creating simple, practical solutions and systems to support artists. Those programs support our goal to help create a local culture movement.

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