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 project. In Lowering the Barrier: Making Public Art, filmmaker Caitlin Hammel follows these three grantees’ work to welcome new audiences, develop methods for engagement, and craft ways to make their work more accessible.
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Special thanks to Independent Filmmaker Project MN for their support of this production.