Forecast Blog

January 17, 2018

Celebrating 40 years of impact

Since 1978, Forecast has been a force in the fields of public art and placemaking.

Forecast is celebrating 40 years of impacting communities through public art and placemaking!    What an incredible 40 years it has been! Since 1978, Forecast has grown to be respected internationally as a leader in our field, published 57 issues of our award-winning magazine Public Art Review, provided grant funding to over 300 artists, supported hundreds … Read More

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January 16, 2018

Consulting success: “Big Water” by Foster Willey

With assistance from Forecast, the City of Wayzata installs its first commissioned artwork

WAYZATA, Minn. – Installation is complete on Forecast’s latest consulting project! Foster Willey’s sculpture, Big Water, acts as a gateway to the city of Wayzata, Minnesota, and celebration of Lake Minnetonka. Inspired by the natural local landscape, the curvilinear eight-foot stainless steel sculpture was carefully scaled and sited. Willey worked with an industrial fabricator and … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

January 11, 2018

A Placemaking Glossary

Here are some terms you need to know now

ARTWASHING: A term for what observers see as the past and present role of public art and creative placemaking in priming markets for the benefit of developers and outside investors, raising price points and enriching municipalities, but displacing incumbent residents, often communities of color. ArtsFuse Boston says that the process often “exacerbates class differences, encourages … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review, Shop Talk

January 2, 2018

Forecast in Hawai’i

Forecast took our expertise to Honolulu, holding a symposium with WESTAF, hosting a workshop, and managing an artist residency for Thiago Mundano

Forecast had an amazing experience in Honolulu! From November 5-12, 2017, executive director Theresa Sweetland, along with founder and director of consulting and creative services Jack Becker and creative services manager Jen Krava were on the ground participating in three major events: a symposium, a workshop, and an artist residency. Along the way, they met … Read More

December 20, 2017

Announcing Forecast’s 2018 Grantees

Forecast awards $92,000 to Minnesota-based artists

Congratulations to our 2018 Forecast grantees! We look forward to sharing more on their incredible projects over the next year. Forecast 2018 grantees: Phillip Espinoza Day, Mid-Career Project Grantee, $50,000 Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, Emerging Artist Project Grantee, $8,000 Team of Oskar Ly + Christina Vang, Emerging Artist Project Grantee, $8,000 Sean Connaughty, Mid-Career Professional Development Grantee, $5,000 Ann Klefstad, … Read More

Forecast Public Art | Artist Grants, Forecast

December 20, 2017

Aaron Johnson-Ortiz: Workers United in Struggle mural

2017 Forecast grantee completes project

2017 Forecast Early Career Project Grantee Aaron Johnson-Ortiz recently completed his project– a stunning community-driven mural in Minneapolis, MN. The Forecast Early Career Project grant opportunity gives artists early in their public art career the opportunity to experiment and hone their practices, as well as cultivate careers in the field. Artist and community organizer Johnson-Ortiz engaged … Read More

Forecast Public Art | Artist Grants, Forecast