BEST ARTS ORGANIZATION Minneapolis 2003 - Springboard for the Arts
308 Prince St
St. Paul, MN 55101-1437
Here's an organization that helps artists and arts organization administrators with the nuts and bolts of art. Sometimes that can be quite literal: Springboard for the Arts provides grants for artists' emergency expenses and loans to help them finish projects. Sometimes it means offering workshops on how to copyright your work; help with managing the little money an artist is likely to have; ways to launch and operate your own nonprofit arts organization; marketing techniques; and more. It's these sorts of survival tools that help the local scene prosper in a world often hostile to art and the people who make it.