Forecast Blog

June 26, 2017

The Street Museums

Can you create museums for the anarchic outdoor genre called street art? Sure, as long as they break the rules too.

Whether you call it graffiti art, urban art, street art, or post-street art, the work of spray can and sticker virtuosos has been moving toward the mainstream for decades. It’s commissioned as public art and shown (and sold) in galleries. It got its first major museum retrospective, Art in the Streets, at the Los Angeles … Read More

Jon Spayde | Featured, Public Art Review

June 23, 2017

Public Posts

Artist offers a way for people to express themselves post-election

It was the day after Election Day. In the wake of the shock felt by many Americans at the victory of Donald Trump, sticky notes began appearing on the wall of a tunnel between the Fourteenth Street subway stations on Sixth and Seventh Avenues in New York City. On them were written messages of love, … Read More

June 21, 2017

“How Do We Go Beyond Talking?”

A conversation with Roberta Uno about arts, equity, and demographic change

Roberta Uno leads Arts in a Changing America, a five-year initiative based at the California Institute of the Arts. She and her team partner with other organizations, host conversations, design participatory artist-led workshops, and share stories that look at the relationships between the nation’s changing demographics and the arts. She mixes artistic, community engagement, scholarship, … Read More

Venessa Fuentes | Featured, Public Art Review

June 16, 2017

Rolling Rez Arts Is On the Road Again

A unique mobile art and banking space is bringing mentoring and financial help to Native artists.

PINE RIDGE, SD – The vehicle is impossible to miss: a big truck adorned with stylized buffalo in bright colors. It crisscrosses the Connecticut-size Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, connecting Native artists with one another while helping them ratchet up their artistic and financial skills. Rolling Rez Arts is a joint project of three … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review

June 15, 2017

Hard Work in a Hybrid Space

Public art administrators have to handle demands from multiple stakeholders, private and public—while staying true to mission (and as upbeat as possible)

Public art program administrators and their colleagues who run public-art-oriented nonprofits need to be negotiators. Not only do they have to talk a good game about their projects, they have to negotiate the conflicting demands of multiple stakeholders: artists, community groups, government entities, private-sector players like developers and building owners, and anybody else who has … Read More

June 15, 2017

Forecast Mid-Career Project Grant RFQ Application Open

Now accepting applications for publicly accessible art projects by mid-career MN artists.

The Forecast Mid-Career Project Grant RFQ Application is now open! Minnesota-based public artists with an established career are welcome to apply. Click here to start your application. Sign up for an information session to hear an overview of the grant, the application process, and selection criteria, as well as tips and resources for preparing strong applications! … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants, Forecast