Artist Grants

March 15, 2016

2015 Grantee Olivia Levins Holden

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

2015 Emerging Artist Project Grant recipient Olivia Levins Holden worked closely with youth interns and local social justice organizations to create a large mural at 4200 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis. The mural is the final and tangible product of a year-long process supported by the team of interns and bolstered by community conversations and painting … Read More

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February 25, 2016

Cross-Poll-Igniting – VIDEO

Making It Public grant recipient Carolina Borja writes about her project

Carolina Borja is a 2015 Making It Public grant recipient.  The idea of using cross-pollination as a metaphor came up while pondering on the unique relationship that we as individuals have with the organizations we work for. During the summer I had the pleasure and privilege to attend Forecast’s Making it Public Workshop. I had … Read More

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February 18, 2016

2015 Grantee Christopher Lutter-Gardella

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

2015 Mid-Career Professional Development grantee Christopher Lutter-Gardella built upon his experience constructing large scale puppets to explore abstract forms and expand his artistic practice into the public realm. Using discarded plastic as a medium, during the grant year he honed a method of crafting forms that reference both the human figure and human consumption. His … Read More

December 16, 2015

Forecast awards $86,000 in grants to Minnesota-based artists

Forecast Public Art is pleased to announce its 2016 grant recipients. The $50,000 Mid-Career Project Grant goes to artist Marcus Young. Ashley Fairbanks and Rory Wakemup were each awarded $8000 Emerging Artist Project Grants. Malia Burkhart and Andrea Ellen Reed received $5000 Mid-Career Professional Development Grants. Laryssa Husiak, Eric Avery, Mayumi Amada, and a team comprised … Read More

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December 2, 2015

2014 Grantee Emily Stover

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

With support from Forecast’s Jerome Research & Development Grant, artist Emily Stover explored corn as both a medium for creating art and a topic for study and conversation. Corn has expanded across the American landscape over the past century and has had a major impact on products and livelihoods. Emily’s project asks her audience to consider these and many other … Read More

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

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October 21, 2015

River of Iron: Pouring the Mississippi

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the story of 2015 Grantee Tamsie Ringler

Grantee Tamsie Ringler used mid-career professional development funding from Forecast to build a mobile foundry that she used to pour River of Iron: Pouring the Mississippi at the 2015 Northern Spark festival. Calling attention to environmental concerns over Minnesota’s frac sand mining industry, Ringler’s performative pour used the imagery of a river of fire to invite … Read More

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September 16, 2015

Find Me Hide Me: Lowertown Bronze Pour

Making It Public grant recipients Jess Bergman Tank and Klara Wagnild kick off collaborative project

This September, many tiny histories are being hidden throughout Lowertown, St. Paul — the histories of Lowertown, crafted into small metal mementos, secreted into mysterious spaces and covert places all across the historic district. And if you attended this summer’s Music in Mears Concert Series on August 27, 2015, you just might have had a hand in creating those … Read More

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September 4, 2015

Art in the Dark 3

Making It Public grant recipient Heather M. Cole writes about her project

Heather M. Cole is a 2015 Making It Public grant recipient.  I am sure I am like many artists; I work on my pieces alone and in my room…my studio, which happens to be fairly close to my sofa. I contend that most artists create because they are compelled to create the work. The how … Read More

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September 1, 2015

Finalists for the 2016 McKnight Project Grant for Mid-Career Public Artists

Forecast Public Art announces five finalists for its annual McKnight Project Grant for Mid-Career Public Artists: Works Progress Studio, Keith Christensen, Christopher Williams, Marcus Young, and Amanda Lovelee. 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 anywhere … Read More

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July 29, 2015

Collaborations Across Disciplines and Yards

An update about Witt Siasoco's project THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE

Artist Witt Siasoco received a Jerome Project Grant in 2015 for THIS HOME IS NOT FOR SALE. Molly Van Avery, a collaborator and project manager, writes about the project. Witt Siasoco rides up to the fifth of eight front yard openings with his drill and latest creation in the back seat of his car. All the setting up … Read More

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