Artist Services Projects

June 25, 2015

The Blind Spot on the Urban Planning Map

Artist residency as part of RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement

Artist Witt Siasoco discusses his artist residency as part of the RARE: Richfield Artist Resident Engagement project where he plans to experiment with skateboarding and visual art to reach youth.   I’m sitting here in my temporary studio, the basement of a dilapidated strip mall, thinking about the project that I will undertake this summer with Forecast Public … Read More

March 26, 2015

2014 Grantee Jessica Hirsch

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

Jessica Hirsch used her emerging artist Project Grant to build a dodecahedron–a 12-sided structure–to serve as a functional and meditation space for the Black Dog Hill Shelter. As construction progressed, residents grew more involved in the project, with kids working daily alongside the artist both developing their own skills and helping to create a new community … Read More

March 24, 2015

2014 Grantee Ady Olson

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

Inspired by the idea that the world is more complex than one might often believe, Planning Grant recipient Ady Olson sought to develop a project idea connecting art and science. From the starting point of plant intelligence, her research led to polygraphs, prototypes, and conversations.     Visit our Vimeo channel for more Forecast/Independent Filmmaker Project MN collaborative … Read More

March 6, 2015

2014 Grantee Andrea Steudel

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

Professional Development grantee Andrea Steudel used her Forecast grant to research ways to use existing city lighting infrastructure for public art. Exploring alleyways in St. Paul’s Lowertown, she mapped possible locations, developed ideas, and tested rudimentary prototypes. Visit our Vimeo channel for more Forecast/Independent Filmmaker Project MN collaborative productions. Special thanks to Independent Filmmaker Project MN for their support … Read More

March 3, 2015

2014 Grantee: Crescent Collective

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

Artemis Ettsen, Laura Bigger, and Teréz Iacovino, the trio that make up Crescent Collective, used their Planning Grant to research and test different hydroponic methods. Using recycled materials, they prototyped sculptures that grow food indoors. It’s public art you can eat! As cities continue to expand, their questions offer inspiration for integrating plants into the urban landscape. How … Read More

February 18, 2015

Now You See Me: International Public Art Short Film Contest

Forecast grantee's project featured in one of the the eight winning films.

Randy Walker‘s Filling the Void was the subject of John Akre’s short film that was one of 8 films selected to be screened at the Louvre in Paris on January 30, 2015. The films were chosen out of a pool of 72 for the Now You See Me international public art short film contest. Walker collaborated with the youth … Read More

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November 23, 2014

Building for the Future

A Forecast learning session for grantees

A core goal of Forecast’s artist grant program is to provide grantees with more than funding alone. Each year, we offer a variety of professional development opportunities from networking events to learning sessions designed to support the continued growth of our grantees and grant program. On October 28, we hosted a two-part learning session for … Read More

November 20, 2014

2014 Grantee Aaron Squadroni 1

Independent Filmmaker Project MN captures the stories of Forecast grantees

Forecast grantee Aaron Squadroni used his emerging artist planning grant to develop a public art installation reflecting upon the scale, landscape, and geology of his Minnesota Iron Range home. Lucas Langworthy and Independent Filmmaker Project MN connected with Aaron to create a short documentary about the project. Learn more about Aaron’s recent work as Artist in … Read More

August 26, 2014

Forecast Artist Services – Celebrating 25 years in 2014

2011 Forecast Grantee Amanda Lovelee

With funding from the Jerome Foundation, 2011 Forecast Project Grantee Amanda Lovelee gave strangers the opportunity to connect, foster community, hold hands, and dance. Through the shared activity of square dancing, the Call and Answer Project worked to develop “a space for physical connection and an awareness of the need for such connection.” Lovelee is currently an … Read More

June 12, 2014

2013 Grantee Dane Winkler

Independent Filmmakers Project Minnesota captures the stories of Forecast Grantees

Forecast grantee Dane Winkler experiments with digital film projections, motors, and sound oscillators for his public art installations in this short piece by Filmmaker Lucas Langworthy. Visit our Vimeo channel for more Forecast/IFP Minnesota collaborative productions. Special thanks to Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota for their support of this production. The Artist Services Program is made possible … Read More

April 14, 2014

Forecast Announces 2014 Grantees 1

Nine emerging and midcareer artists receive funding and professional development

Artist Mankwe Ndosi received Forecast Public Art’s largest 2014 grant, the $50,000 McKnight Project Grant, to create digital soundtracks unique to the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis that will be available digitally and physically at listening posts. Her soundtracks will include contributions from neighborhood residents, field recordings and her own vocal work. This McKnight Project Grant allows … Read More

April 7, 2014

2013 Forecast Grantee Sara Hanson

Independent Filmmakers Project Minnesota captures the stories of Forecast Grantees

Filmmaker Nick Clausen captured the creation of Forecast Grantee Sara Hanson’s Bio Scenic Travel Machine  project and one of its many public installations the SupraCapsuleria machine.   Visit our Vimeo channel for more Forecast/IFP Minnesota collaborative productions. Special thanks to Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota for their support of this production. The Artist Services Program is … Read More