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

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Racism is a public health emergency. We have decided to pause our own scheduled fundraising campaign and instead ask our supporters to donate to local efforts working for justice in our community. BIPOC leaders and organizers, many of them artists, are on the front lines in our cities. Right now, we are called to support their work. We have compiled a list of Twin Cities and national funding efforts for justice, police reform, legal defense funds, and neighborhoods impacted. Donating is just one step towards combating racism in ourselves and our communities.

Forecast is available to assess equity in your public art collection

Our equity reviews 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 – City of St. Louis Park


Forecast is highly attuned to the economic impact of this pandemic on artists. We’ve made Public Art Review free and available online, and are compiling and providing other artist resources.

42 years of supporting groundbreaking work in public spaces

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.