Events

July 16, 2015

OpenSpace/OpenBar

June 30 event explores Protest, Controversy, and Discord in the field of public art

Public art exists at the intersection of many different perspectives, voices, and histories. It holds the potential to bring people together, fostering a sense of community, establishing physical gathering spaces, or serving as an iconic image for a place. But the public nature of public art also places it in the midst of current debates … Read More

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May 5, 2015

EcoArts Fest Celebrates Creativity, Culture, and Conservation

ArtStart's annual festival connects people to the environment through art on May 16

ArtStart’s EcoArts Fest, now in its eighth year, is a one-day outdoor arts, environmental, and cultural celebration at Harriet Island in St. Paul. This free, family-friendly, zero waste event engages children and adults with activities to learn about environmental issues through art making. This year’s environmental focus is on the Mississippi River as a flyway to the … Read More

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April 1, 2015

OpenSpace/OpenBar

What does it mean to be inclusive in the field of public art?

Over the past 6 months, the idea of inclusivity has been cropping up in a lot of conversations around Forecast—at our Public Art Scrambler, in meetings with grantees, and in our own work. It strikes at the heart of what inspires many people to work in the field—breaking down barriers to arts access, incorporating participation … Read More

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January 21, 2015

Public Art Scrambler: Artist Selection, January 2015

What, Why, Who, and How?

Minneapolis – An important component of getting public art created occurs at the front end – drafting an Artist Call, spreading the word about an opportunity, and managing a selection panel. Each step in the process presents opportunities, challenges, and questions. How can we develop a process that values the community the art will serve? … Read More

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January 15, 2015

Gordon Parks Memorial Event at Landmark Center

Help us grow the movement to create a Gordon Parks Memorial in Downtown St. Paul

Join the Honorable Mayor Chris Coleman, Gordon Parks family members, Forecast Public Art and SoulTouch Productions for a community gathering to celebrate the legacy of Gordon Parks, tell the story of the memorial planning process to date, and gather your input. Forecast Public Art and SoulTouch Productions, in cooperation with In the Footsteps of Gordon Parks—a Parks … Read More

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 6, 2014

What is Public Art Anyway?

Forecast hosts cross-sector conversation about the definitions of public art

On Tuesday, November 4, Forecast invited individuals from across sectors to OpenSpace/OpenBar, which utilizes creative facilitation techniques and, as the title suggests, hosts an open bar for participants. This time, we dived into the question, “What is public art anyway?” utilizing an adaptation of Open Space Technology, which invites the participants to design and organize … Read More

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August 13, 2014

OpenSpace/OpenBar at the Walker Art Center

What does it mean to be open?

On July 31st, Forecast invited artists to OpenSpace/OpenBar at the Walker Art Center as part of their Open Field program. The theme of the event was focused on the “meaning of openness.” Using an adaptation of a facilitation formula called Open Space Technology that relies on self organization of the experiences and expertise in the room, our intern … Read More

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May 15, 2014

Public Art Scrambler with Sarah Peters; May 2014 1

Temporary, Participatory, Site Specific

Minneapolis, Minn. – On May 6th, Sarah Peters, artist and Associate Director of Northern Spark and Director of Public Engagement, Northern Lights.mn, guided Scrambler participants through an exploration of temporary public art. The topic for the day was decided at the Scrambler Incubator, a community brainstorming session held at Forecast in February of 2014. The session … Read More

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May 13, 2014

Planning a Memorial to Gordon Parks 2

Join the Movement

Gordon Parks (1912-2006*), legendary artist and humanitarian, spent his formative years in the Twin Cities; his influence stretches around the world. Forecast Public Art and SoulTouch Productions, in cooperation with In the Footsteps of Gordon Parks—a Parks legacy initiative that supports positive youth transformation—are developing a plan that will lead to the creation of a Gordon Parks Memorial in downtown … Read More

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April 7, 2014

The Sunflower Revolution

Public art at the EcoArts Festival May 17, 2014

Each spring, Forecast is hired as a consultant to ArtStart to bring public art to their EcoArts Festival on Harriet Island. Artists are invited to respond to an open call and are selected by a community panel.  The event is scheduled for May 17 from 10am-3pm bringing youth and families from around the region to the … Read More

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April 7, 2014

OpenSpace/OpenBar at City Center

The intersection of underutilized public space and the private good

On April 2nd, Forecast invited people from across sectors to a dialogue focused on the “intersection of underutilized  public spaces and the private good”. Using a faciliation formula called Open Space Technology that relies on self organization of the experiences and expertise in the room, participants identified and hosting small group conversations on topics that … Read More

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