Want to make public art?

Only 20 spots available for Making It Public, a two-day intensive workshop series to help artists make public art. Free to all participants.

Artist Heather M. Cole works with photographer Kelle Green on test photos for a public installation in Mears Park, downtown Saint Paul.

Artist Heather M. Cole works with photographer Kelle Green on test photos for a public installation in Mears Park, Lowertown Saint Paul.

Designed for any studio practice/artistic approach – screen printing, sculpture, community engagement, painting and more, Making it Public offers:

  • Guest presentations from local artists and public art professionals,
  • Discussions on the field, profession, history, and contemporary issues in public art,
  • Explorations of your professional practice and possibilities in public art,
  • Pairing with a public art mentor

This workshop is for artists new to working in public art. All participants are eligible for follow-up artist consulting from Forecast staff free of charge.

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Workshop Details

  • Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1, 2017. Participants are expected to attend both days.
  • Workshops will cover topics including site analysis, community engagement, permitting, conservation, proposal preparation, project management, and project ideation.
  • Participants will be paired with a mid-career public artist and have time during the workshop for conversation and relationship building.
  • Facilitated by Jen Krava and Rachel Wandrei with multiple guest speakers.
  • Workshops will take place at Forecast Public Art.
  • The program is made possible with funding from the City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR Program Lowertown Future Fund and is offered at no cost to the artists.

Participant Qualifications

  • Artists of all media forms are welcome to participate.
  • Preference given to artists that live/work in Lowertown. Limit 20.
  • Participants must commit to attending both days.
  • Forecast staff will notify all participants whether or not they have been accepted to participate in the workshop within two weeks of the deadline closing.

Please contact Jen at JenK@forecastpublicart.org with questions.

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This workshop is made possible by St. Paul Cultural STAR and Lowertown Future Fund.