Springboard’s Guaranteed Minimum Income for Artists

Project Added: May 13, 2024
Project Point of Contact: [email protected]
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Art Enables Artist 




Fergus Falls, Minnesota


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Springboard for the Arts’ ongoing Guaranteed Income for Artists pilot supports 75 artists, culture bearers, and creative workers in the Frogtown and Rondo neighborhoods of Saint Paul and in Otter Tail County, MN with $500/month for 18 months in 2023-24.


Originally launched in 2021 as a “sidecar” to the City of St. Paul’s People's Prosperity Pilot, the goal of Springboard’s pilot is to explore the impact of guaranteed income on artists, culture bearers and creative workers at a neighborhood level and to provide a national model for the inclusion of artists in policies that address economic inequity.

Based on the success and early research findings of the first pilot, Springboard has expanded and deepened the Guaranteed Income for Artists pilot to include more artists in Rondo and Frogtown and to add artists from Otter Tail County, which is the nation’s first pilot focused on artists in rural places. Additionally, Springboard is supporting rural and urban artists in Minnesota to create creative projects that tell the story of the need for and the impact of guaranteed income.


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