Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts
Laura Zabel is executive director of Springboard for the Arts, an economic and community development agency whose programs help artists make a living and communities tap into the resource that artists provide. Springboard recently launched a national platform to share stories and resources, and its programs have been replicated in over 50 communities across the country. Its projects also include Community Supported Art, which connects artists directly with patrons; the Artists Access to Healthcare program; and the Irrigate project. Zabel is a 2014 Bush Foundation Fellow and recipient of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Visionary Leader Award.