Artist Grants

December 20, 2017

Announcing Forecast’s 2018 Grantees

Forecast awards $92,000 to Minnesota-based artists

Congratulations to our 2018 Forecast grantees! We look forward to sharing more on their incredible projects over the next year. Forecast 2018 grantees: Phillip Espinoza Day, Mid-Career Project Grantee, $50,000 Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, Emerging Artist Project Grantee, $8,000 Team of Oskar Ly + Christina Vang, Emerging Artist Project Grantee, $8,000 Sean Connaughty, Mid-Career Professional Development Grantee, $5,000 Ann Klefstad, … Read More

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December 20, 2017

Aaron Johnson-Ortiz: Workers United in Struggle mural

2017 Forecast grantee completes project

2017 Forecast Early Career Project Grantee Aaron Johnson-Ortiz recently completed his project– a stunning community-driven mural in Minneapolis, MN. The Forecast Early Career Project grant opportunity gives artists early in their public art career the opportunity to experiment and hone their practices, as well as cultivate careers in the field. Artist and community organizer Johnson-Ortiz engaged … Read More

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

March 8, 2017

2016 Grantees Explore Performative Public Art

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

In 2016, a number of Forecast grantees received funding to explore creative strategies for bringing their performing arts practices into the public realm. Malia Burkhart developed an ensemble process that culminated in a performance in a public park; Eric F. Avery researched methods for creating a participatory, multi-site performance; and Laryssa Husiak prototyped an interactive … Read More

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February 15, 2017

2016 Grantee Rory Wakemup

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

As a 2016 Emerging Artist Project grantee, Rory Wakemup invited Native youth to connect with artists and elders to create costumed alter egos by combining Native regalia and Star Wars motifs. The project culminated in a performance battle, Smart Wars, where youth costumed as their alter egos fought racist mascots portrayed by the comedy group The 1491s at Indigenous Peoples … Read More

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January 19, 2017

20 Questions for the Art/Business of Life

Reflections from a Forecast grantee

Forecast recently invited 2016 Emerging Artist Research & Development grantee Eric F. Avery to write a blog for our website reflecting on the grant year.   I recently wrapped up working on a Research and Development Grant from Forecast and was invited to write a blog post. Initially, I was thinking I would write about public … Read More

September 9, 2016

Finalists for Forecast Public Art’s 2017 Mid-Career Project Grant

Forecast Public Art announces five finalists for its annual Mid-Career Project Grant: Roger Cummings, Sam Gould, Rock Martinez, Anna Metcalfe, and Willicey Tynes. A $50,000 grant will be awarded to one of these Minnesota-based mid-career public artists in mid-December to produce a significant project developed independently by the artist at a site of their choosing … Read More

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July 20, 2016

THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE Receives National Recognition

Forecast grantee project recognized in Public Art Network Year in Review

Forecast is proud to announce that Witt Siasoco’s public art project THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE was selected and recognized as part of the Americans for the Arts 2016 Public Art Network Year in Review. The project was selected by jurors Lucas Antony Cowan, Franka Diehnelt and Constance White and was publicly presented on Friday, … Read More

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