Forecast is a nonprofit organization that activates, inspires, and advocates for public art that advances justice, health, and human dignity.

Are you an artist?

Check out these pages to access resources and opportunities to hone your skills and advance your career.

CREATIVE STUDIO      INSTITUTE      PUBLISHING

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Check out these pages to hire an artist and incorporate public art practice into your engagement and planning efforts.

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Forecast is available to assess equity in your public art collection

Our equity audits use comprehensive benchmarking tools to identify inequities in public art collections as related to race, gender, immigration status, and more. We help program administrators, committees and communities identify gaps, prioritize initiatives, set targets and other program goals, assign accountability, and measure the impact of initiatives.

“Forecast’s Public Art Program and Collection Equity Review for St. Louis Park is a valuable assessment with concrete steps to implement and improve our processes, and ultimately our public art collection.”

Sean Walther Planning and Zoning Supervisor, City of St. Louis Park

Public Art is never neutral. Learn how to approach equity in a public art collection:

FEATURED FORECAST WORK

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Download our LookBook to view our full Planning + Engagement and Commissioning + Curation project portfolio, or browse below. The banner below is expandable to full screen via the brackets in the banner’s lower right corner. To browse more of Forecast’s digitized content, click Read More or visit Forecast’s Issuu page.

42 years of supporting groundbreaking work in public spaces

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Our work and mission are driven by what equitable public art can DO. We know the power of public art and artists to radically reimagine a better future, disrupt systems and the status quo, allow communities to express and respond to their identities and experiences, and more.

Your support will help us continue to drive major new initiatives to address racial justice, barriers to access for BIPOC artists and communities, and systemic inequities in public art.

Join us in fostering a better and more just world through equitable public art.

Main photo: Featured in Public Art Review, CarryOn Homes is a gathering space that tells immigrant stories, and was the 2018 Minneapolis Creative City Challenge winner. It was later installed as a temporary activation of Saint Paul’s City Hall Plaza during design development for the upcoming Larry Cohen Recognition Project, for which Forecast facilitated artist selection. Photo by Zoe Cinel courtesy CarryOn Homes.