Forecast Blog

June 15, 2017

Forecast Mid-Career Project Grant RFQ Application Open

Now accepting applications for publicly accessible art projects by mid-career MN artists.

The Forecast Mid-Career Project Grant RFQ Application is now open! Minnesota-based public artists with an established career are welcome to apply. Click here to start your application. Sign up for an information session to hear an overview of the grant, the application process, and selection criteria, as well as tips and resources for preparing strong applications! … Read More

Forecast | Artist Grants, Forecast

June 14, 2017

Richfield Lake Amphitheater & Mosaic Mural Dedication

Celebration to mark the completion of a community mosaic mural in Richfield, MN.

In 2014 Forecast embarked on a new public art initiative in partnership with The Cornerstone Group—a Minnesota-based, progressive real estate development company grounded in sustainable development practices—called the Richfield Artist Resident Engagement (RARE). The mission of RARE is to use the new Lyndale Gardens development in Richfield, MN as a launch point for community artworks … Read More

Forecast | Forecast

June 7, 2017

Street Art Museum Update

Two new projects for housing outdoor urban art challenge the museum paradigm

AMSTERDAM / BERLIN – More and more, partisans of street art are creating museum settings for this basically anarchic genre—and the museums are proving to be as rule-breaking as the art. Berlin’s architecturally innovative, soon-to-open Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art—see photo—and the buildingless Street Art Museum Amsterdam (SAMA) are profiled in the latest … Read More

Public Art Review | Featured, Public Art Review

June 1, 2017

What Are We Risking?

An interview with Carlton Turner

Carlton Turner is all about creating narratives: true narratives that challenge lazy assumptions about the world and what art and artists are—narratives that confront false limitations on what art can say and how it can change the world. Since 2001, Turner has worked with Alternate ROOTS, a regional arts membership organization based in Atlanta; he … Read More

May 23, 2017

Looking for CETA

Tracking the impact of the 1970s federal program that employed artists

There are so many reasons to celebrate what the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) did for the arts in the 1970s, but it’s difficult because the evidence is practically invisible. CETA was a federal jobs program that, like the Works Progress Administration (WPA) before it, funneled many hundreds of millions of dollars to visual … Read More

Linda Frye Burnham and Steven Durland | Featured, Magazine Feature, Public Art Review

May 17, 2017

Rethinking a City from the Grassroots

An artist-led urbanism project invites ideas from everyone for molding the capital of Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova – One of the semifinalists for the International Award for Public Art (highlighted in the new issue of Public Art Review) was an insouciant project called Flat Space, in which the artists and designers of the Oberliht Association in Chisinau (formerly Kishinev), Moldova reconstructed a drab socialist apartment from the era when the … Read More

Public Art Review | Public Art Review, Recent Projects