Forecast Public Art’s Artist Services team supports artists interested in working in the public realm, including funding opportunities, educational resources, convenings, and individual artist consultations.
Artists are at the core of our work. Forecast Public Art financially supports creative work in communities throughout Minnesota, supporting risk-taking, interdisciplinary approaches and collaborative problem-solving. Supported by The McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation and Minnesota’s Regional Arts Councils, Forecast’s Artist Services also offers training, technical assistance, career advice, networking opportunities, documentation, insurance certificates and promotion. An online Toolkit, developed in 2011, provides a comprehensive overview of public art and orientation for artists and community leaders in the region. A growing catalog of documentaries tells the stories of past grantees who have taken advantage of Artist Services in a wide variety of ways.