The incubator model offers an R&D tool for the arts and cultural sector, both as a source for new research and as a springboard for emerging organizations, business practices, and artists in a sector oft-characterized as struggling with sustainability. We propose that arts incubators are worthy of research, both as an edification tool for the sector and as a potential source of new ideas and practices such that arts and cultural organizations can become more adaptive and sustainable, better foster innovation, and embrace risk-taking and failure as essential steps in the art-making process. To this end we are creating IN.CU.BATE, a curated online guide that explores what arts incubators are, why they may be important to the sector, and what other organizations can learn from them.