Forecast Blog

July 25, 2017

Indianapolis Neighborhood Renewal Project to Include a Crime-Fighting Arts Initiative

Indy East Art Peace’s aim: Create beauty to foil felons

INDIANAPOLIS – An ambitious program to restore and build homes in Indianapolis’ struggling Near Eastside neighborhood is getting an art-oriented boost, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The 46201 Project, named for the neighborhood’s area code and spearheaded by the Shepherd Community Center, aims to refurbish from 80 to 100 … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, News, Public Art Review

July 19, 2017

People’s Expungement Clinics

by the People’s Paper Co-Op

PHILADELPHIA – A minor felony conviction like drug possession can be a ball and chain for people who have served their time and are trying to turn their lives around. But in many states, a process known as expungement allows such offenders to seal off their records from employers and landlords doing background checks. In … Read More

July 19, 2017

DanceBreak Challenge

2016 Forecast Mid-career Project grantee invites all to de-stress through dance

Forecast invited 2016 Mid-career Project grantee Marcus Young to share information on how to participate in his DanceBreak Challenge from August 14-18, 2017.  ________________________________________________________________ All of us need to take breaks in the day. Maybe it’s a coffee break or a snack break or a moment of stretching or meditation, just to give us some relief from … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants, Forecast

July 13, 2017

Summer film screenings on Forecast grantees

The Commons Summer Series to screen short films - July 27, Aug 10 & 24

Short films on Forecast grantees are opening for The Commons 2017 Summer Series. Bring a blanket and a friend for a series of free Thursday night open air screenings! Events start at 7pm, with all short films airing at 7:15PM, opening for the listed features. The Commons is located at 425 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN … Read More

Public Art Review | Community, Events, Forecast

July 13, 2017

Lost Man Creek

by Spencer Finch and the Save the Redwoods League

Right now, you can go visit an artwork in the form of a living redwood forest in downtown Brooklyn. A 4,500-square-foot oasis of calm, Lost Man Creek by Spencer Finch in collaboration with the Save the Redwoods League is a 1:100 scale recreation of a 790-acre protected, inaccessible section of California’s Redwood National Park. The … Read More

July 12, 2017

Public Servants

Essays grapple with the changing meaning of the “public” and the evolving roles of art

Public Servants is the second book in the revived Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series, whose first run, between 1984 and 2004, produced six volumes—including Art After Modernism: Rethinking Representation, which became a critical classic by taking up the challenge of defining postmodernism in its early phase. Public Servants is just as much of … Read More

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