Arts & Culture
In 2021, Springboard for the Arts launched one of the first Guaranteed Income pilots in the country focused on individual artists and creative workers in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The goal of the 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. This report, The Art of Economic Justice: An Impact Report on Guaranteed Income Pilots for Artists and Creative Workers in Minnesota, examines some of the emergent themes on the impact of the program.
“Artists have valuable skills to help us build social connections, improve mental health, rethink public spaces, and tackle our most pressing challenges like environmental justice, racial equity, and education. If we are going to tap into artists’ skills to help us imagine a new future, we need to find new ways to support the sustainability of our creative community.” — Springboard for the Arts Executive Director Laura Zabel