Forecast Blog

December 20, 2017

Announcing Forecast’s 2018 Grantees

Forecast awards $92,000 to Minnesota-based artists

Congratulations to our 2018 Forecast grantees! We look forward to sharing more on their incredible projects over the next year. Forecast 2018 grantees: Phillip Espinoza Day, Mid-Career Project Grantee, $50,000 Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, Emerging Artist Project Grantee, $8,000 Team of Oskar Ly + Christina Vang, Emerging Artist Project Grantee, $8,000 Sean Connaughty, Mid-Career Professional Development Grantee, $5,000 Ann Klefstad, … Read More

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December 20, 2017

Aaron Johnson-Ortiz: Workers United in Struggle mural

2017 Forecast grantee completes project

2017 Forecast Early Career Project Grantee Aaron Johnson-Ortiz recently completed his project– a stunning community-driven mural in Minneapolis, MN. The Forecast Early Career Project grant opportunity gives artists early in their public art career the opportunity to experiment and hone their practices, as well as cultivate careers in the field. Artist and community organizer Johnson-Ortiz engaged … Read More

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December 20, 2017

Support Forecast with a year-end gift!

Your generosity will keep our important work going forward into our 40th year.

Tis the season of generosity! We hope you’ll support the important work of Forecast with a year-end gift. By supporting Forecast, you become a part of all we do—and we’re a community of doers. In 2017, we went on the ground in Hawaii to manage an artist residency that increased the Honolulu homeless community’s sense of pride in … Read More

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December 13, 2017

A Workable Plan for Arts Access in Los Angeles

L.A. County’s sweeping Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative isn’t just another wish list—the County Board of Supervisors actually mandated it

In April 2017, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (LACAC) announced a monumental new Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative (CEII), which includes 13 recommendations to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors intended to “ensure that everyone in L.A. County has equitable access to arts and culture” and to “improve inclusion in the wider arts ecology … Read More

December 13, 2017

47 Stories

Artists: Laura Deutch and Shira Walinsky

PHILADELPHIA – Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority Route 47 runs for ten miles, connecting north and south Philadelphia. It’s the longest bus route in Philadelphia County, carrying 17,000 passengers daily through a medley of immigrant and ethnic communities. Riders include people born in the U.S., Korea, Russia, Brazil, Indonesia, Haiti, Cambodia, China, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Mexico, and … Read More

December 13, 2017

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Artist: Ai Weiwei

NEW YORK – As border relationships remain tense globally, Ai Weiwei’s new multi-site installations across New York—the city famous for that beacon of hope, the Statue of Liberty—use metal wire security fencing to stand for both the real and the conceptual walls we raise. Commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the Public Art Fund and open … Read More