Artist Services Projects

August 16, 2017

Announcing Forecast’s 2017 Making It Public workshop participants

Forecast is pleased to announce the artists selected to participate in the fourth year of Making It Public, our two-day intensive workshop designed to help artists learn how to create public art. Designed for any studio practice/artistic approach (screen printing, sculpture, community engagement, painting and more), Making It Public offers artists new to the field of public art: … Read More

August 16, 2017

Three Forecast Grant Applications to Open September 1, 2017

Forecast’s Mid-Career Professional Development Grant, Early-Career Project Grant and Early Career Research + Development Grant will open for applications on September 1, 2017. Deadline to submit is October 17, 2017. Starting September 1, applications will be available here: https://forecastpublicart.submittable.com/submit   INFORMATION SESSIONS: Thursday, September 14, 6-7pm AND Wednesday, September 20, 6-7pm Click here for more information and to RSVP   ABOUT THE … Read More

August 16, 2017

HOTTEA Installs “Hot Lunch” at Mall of America

Forecast worked with HOTTEA and Mall of America to facilitate his largest yarn installation to date.

Internationally recognized installation artist Eric Rieger, also known as HOTTEA, completed his largest and most challenging yarn installation to date at Mall of America. Forecast was thrilled to work with HOTTEA and Mall of America to facilitate the piece, titled “Hot Lunch.”   “Hot Lunch” is comprised of 13,000 strands of yarn 60 feet in … Read More

Forecast | Consulting, Forecast

August 3, 2017

Call for Artists and Designers

In MN’s Arrowhead Region!

Forecast Public Art is pleased to be partnering with St. Louis County Minnesota to incorporate public art into their planned Government Services Center in the lovely city of Virginia. We’re excited to announce that five different opportunities are now available to artists and designers residing in the Arrowhead Region. The opportunities include: Design for a … Read More

Public Art Review | Consulting, Forecast

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

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

June 14, 2017

Richfield Lake Amphitheater & Mosaic Mural Dedication

Celebration to mark the completion of a community mosaic mural in Richfield, MN.

In 2014 Forecast embarked on a new public art initiative in partnership with The Cornerstone Group—a Minnesota-based, progressive real estate development company grounded in sustainable development practices—called the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE). The mission of RARE is to use the new Lyndale Gardens development in Richfield, MN as a launch point for community artworks … Read More

Forecast | Forecast

May 17, 2017

The Future of Forecast

Learn more about how Forecast will advance the transformational power of arts in public life over the next few years.

Forecast is committed to advancing the transformational power of arts in public life. We’re excited to share our vision for the future that will significantly impact the quality of public life in Minnesota and beyond! Here are just some of the things we plan to accomplish over the next few years: Build the next generation … Read More

Forecast | Forecast

April 18, 2017

Public Art and Placemaking Tool for City Planners

Forecast Selects Five Minnesota Cities to Participate in Two-year Pilot Project

Forecast Public Art is partnering with the American Planning Association (APA) to develop and pilot a Public Art and Placemaking Tool for City Planners, made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program and Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. Public Art and Placemaking Tool for City Planners will be … Read More

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March 28, 2017

Summer Arts Discovery Exhibition Opportunity

Call for Artworks 2017

Forecast Public Art is assisting Minnesota Landmarks in St. Paul, Minnesota to exhibit a variety of original artworks inside Landmark Center during the summer of 2017 as part of its Summer Arts Discovery Program. Background Founded in 1970, Minnesota Landmarks Inc. was established to preserve and maintain Landmark Center as one of downtown Saint Paul’s most historically significant … Read More

Forecast Public Art | Forecast

March 16, 2017

“Welcome to the Fire” Brings Dance Into Zones of Social Conflict

2016 Forecast Mid-career Project Grantee Interview

Forecast invited 2016 Mid-career Project grantee Marcus Young to write a blog for our website reflecting on a recent “Don’t You Feel It Too?” activity.   Thanks to a 2016 Forecast Mid-career Project Grant, Don’t You Feel It Too? (DYFIT) is gearing up for a big season which includes a new type of activity called “Welcome to … Read More