Community

October 19, 2017

Jack Becker takes his public art and placemaking expertise to Peru

Forecast founder and Director of Consulting and Creative Services invited to assist with public art planning in Lima, Peru

Jack Becker, Forecast founder and Director of Consulting and Creative Services, was invited to visit Lima, Peru by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). Their interdisciplinary research group, EMPLAZAR (Space + Art + Public) is composed of art historians, architects, curators and philosophers, and is “dedicated to addressing the conditions of living in Lima through artistic dynamics in … Read More

Public Art Review | Community, Consulting, Education, Forecast

October 2, 2017

Forecast Public Art 2018 Mid-Career Project Grant Finalists

Forecast is excited to announce the six finalists for our annual Mid-Career Project Grant: Phillip Espinoza Day, Tana Hargest, Greta McLain, Karl Unnasch, Pramila Vasudevan, and the team of Delina White, Sage Davis and Lavendar Hunt.   Each of the six finalists will receive $1,000 to prepare a proposal on their project to be presented in … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants, Forecast

September 20, 2017

Elementary School Community-driven Mural

Forecast partners with GoodSpace Murals and Sheridan School

  Forecast is excited to begin collaborations with muralist Greta McLain and silkscreen artist Drew Peterson to engage students at Sheridan Arts Magnet in creating a large, community-driven mural on the exterior of the school. The mural-making process will include workshops and programming to teach students and participants paint and screen-printing techniques, as well as create connections and broaden … Read More

Public Art Review | Community, Forecast

September 20, 2017

DARTS Pop-up Bookmobile

Social Resource Library Machine in Saint Paul District

  In 2017, with funding from Knight Foundation, Forecast Public Art had the unique opportunity to partner with one District in St. Paul to produce a series of temporary “demonstration projects” that share and model processes and best practices for working with artists and communities and encourage spontaneous engagement in public space. Forecast sees a growing … Read More

Public Art Review | Community, Forecast

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 The ABC’s of … 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 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

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

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