K.C. Kye, owner of K-Mama Sauce

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Springboard for the Arts


Springboard offers Hennepin County businesses up to 25 hours of the following services at no cost through Elevate Hennepin:

  • Business planning and assessment for arts-related businesses
  • Financial analysis and management for artists
  • Assistance with loans and grants for arts-related businesses
  • Navigation of Elevate Hennepin resources and referrals

    Springboard for the Arts' mission is to support artists with the tools to make a living and a life, and to build just and equitable communities full of meaning, joy, and connection. An artist is anyone who thinks creatively about the world and their dynamic place in it. Our definition of artist is broad and includes visual artists, performers, writers, music creators, culture bearers, makers, artisans, storytellers, social conveners, idea purveyors, imaginaries, visionaries, students, teachers, organizers and nurturers. Springboard helps artists define success for themselves – economic success, recognition, a supportive community, respect, social change, and more.
    We collaborate with clients to manage risk and prepare their businesses for robust growth.


    • Hennepin County
    • Minnesota
    • Advisors and Consultants
    • Business & Strategic Planning
    • Idea stage businesses
    • Disadvantaged businesses
    • Startup businesses (0 employees)
    • Early growth businesses (1-9 employees)
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    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Hmong
    • Somali
    • Spanish
    • Lao
    • Mandarin


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