Forecast Blog

November 19, 2015

Find Me Hide Me

Making it Public grant recipients reflect on the public art process

I spend my days in the background of the art world, acting as a resource for working artists. I assist with grant applications, respond to calls for public art, build and update websites, and provide them with social media marketing. I do not plan my own public art projects. So when the Forecast staff announced … Read More

Spatial Strategies app

November 19, 2015

Spatial Strategies

Grantee Ben Moren discusses research for his mobile app project

My new project Spatial Strategies is the result of a combination of a few experiences I’ve had over the past few years. I’d like to share these experiences with you, and how they shaped the project and inevitably lead to the development of the Spatial Strategies iOS app. Spatial Strategies is a mobile phone app … Read More

Ben Moren | Artist Grants, Forecast

November 19, 2015

Artist Talk: Manav Gupta

Weaving spirituality and environmentalism in public art

On November 11, 2015, Internationally acclaimed public artist, Manav Gupta, spoke to his career as an international artist, specifically his work “Excavations in Hymns of Clay” that has been described as a “suite of environmental art installations where the artist deploys the quintessentially Indian potter’s produce of clay objects such as the earthen lamps (“diyas”), local cigar (“chilam”), … Read More

Public Art Review | Community, Events, Forecast

November 18, 2015

Documenting Cultural Change

A trailer about the award-winning Tiuna El Fuerte Cultural Park

VIDEO – TIUNA EL FUERTE CULTURAL PARK—a pop-up cultural park created by Alejandro Haiek Coll and Eleanna Cadalso in Caracas, Venezuela—won the first International Award for Public Art (IAPA) in 2013. Now the park is the subject of a feature-length documentary planned by Minnesota filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson. Mikkelson first heard about the project from Jack … Read More

Amy Danielson | Featured, Public Art Review

November 18, 2015

Land Art Generator Initiative

Where public art and energy generation combine

On November 9th, the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) landed at Forecast Public Art. This exciting program, which seeks to combine energy traditions of yesteryear and creative clean energy ideas of today, inspired the room of approximately 30 artists, city staffers, designers, and engineers to think about how collaborations of artists, engineers, and architects can bring cleaner, more … Read More

Katie Jones Schmitt | Events, Forecast

November 11, 2015


Artist: Luftwerk

Tampa, Fla. – VIDEO Installed in Kiley Gardens as part of this year’s Lights on Tampa, from February 20 to 21, Chicago-based artist collaboration Luftwerk‘s creation, Recurrence, set a 72-foot by 39-foot grid of 84 programmable LED lights on the ground at heights from six to 18 inches. The grid was illuminated in patterns that illustrated … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects