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Forecast fosters dynamic, inclusive and resilient communities through public art, community-engaged design and transformative placemaking. We improve our collective life through a unique combination of responsive consulting services, support for public artists, and abundant resources on current issues and trends. Forecast is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT FORECAST

Forecast Public Art Collection Equity Audits are comprehensive benchmarking tools to identify discrepancies in public art collections as related to race, gender, immigration status, and more.

Forecast artist grant applications are open through October 16, 2019. Learn about the grants, info sessions (next info sessions: 8/29 led by and for BIPOC identified artists, and 9/18 for all artists, coffee+chat drop-ins 8/24), and application assistance. 

September 9: Artist Talk with Fadlabi, at Forecast. September 10: Womxn in Murals artist panel, at Urban Growler. September 11: A History of Twin Cities Graffiti, Murals, and Signs, and A Conversation with Cey Adams, both at Lake Monster Brewing.

41 years of supporting groundbreaking work in public spaces

ISSUES THAT MATTER

Insight | 16 leaders in public art and creative placemaking on how their disciplines will help shape—and even transform—our future

Explore More | Large-scale portraits of women by Mariela Ajras are poised between intense presence and the possibility of disappearance.

In Minnesota this fall for Chroma Zone, Mariela is participating in a Womxn in Murals panel on September 10.

From the Director | Forecast Executive Director Theresa Sweetland speaks to public artists working at the U.S.-Mexico border.