Forecast Blog

July 29, 2015

Collaborations Across Disciplines and Yards

An update about Witt Siasoco's project THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE

Artist Witt Siasoco received a Jerome Project Grant in 2015 for THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE. Molly Van Avery, a collaborator and project manager, writes about the project. Witt Siasoco rides up to the fifth of eight front yard openings with his drill and latest creation in the back seat of his car. All the setting up … Read More

Molly Van Avery | Artist Grants

July 21, 2015

“The Home of My Eyes”

Artist: Shirin Neshat

Baku, Azerbaijan (2015) – This summer The Home of My Eyes, by Iranian-born, New York–based artist Shirin Neshat, featured photo portraits of over 50 people taken throughout Azerbaijan in 2014. The subjects of the portraits, ranging from two to 80 years old, responded to these questions about cultural identity and their concept of home: “What … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects

July 21, 2015

Duluth Public Art and Culture Plan

Take our survey and share your input about Duluth’s creative future!

The Duluth Public Arts Commission (DPAC) has hired Forecast Public Art and Creative Community Builders to facilitate the arts and culture planning process for the city, which includes conducting a survey looking at the quality of Duluth’s arts and cultural life. An arts and culture master plan will allow us to: Take stock of Duluth’s … Read More

Forecast | Consulting

July 17, 2015

Discovering the Unknown

An interview with Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman is an artist who defies categorization. Her work is at the intersection of fine art, ancient craft, cutting-edge technology, architecture, and public art. Starting out, she was rejected by every art school she applied to. Today she has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship, and a Harvard University Loeb … Read More

July 17, 2015

2015 Making It Public Grant Recipients

Forecast announces recipients of its Making It Public grants.

Forecast Public Art is excited to award its 2015 Making It Public grants to Mayumi Amada, Carolina Borja, Heather M. Cole, and Jess Bergman Tank and Klara Wagnild. Making It Public grants, designated for new temporary public art projects, are awarded at the culmination of a five-part series of workshops for artists new to the … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants, Forecast

July 16, 2015

OpenSpace/OpenBar

June 30 event explores "Protest, Controversy, and Discord"

Public art exists at the intersection of many different perspectives, voices, and histories. It holds the potential to bring people together, fostering a sense of community, establishing physical gathering spaces, or serving as an iconic image for a place. But the public nature of public art also places it in the midst of current debates … Read More

Forecast | Events