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      LEARNING INSTITUTE

INSPIRATION

ARE YOU A COMMUNITY DECISION-MAKER?

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

COMMISSIONING + CURATION      PLANNING + ENGAGEMENT   

LEARNING INSTITUTE    INSPIRATION

We’re counting on you!

In the midst of this rapidly changing and unpredictable health and economic environment, Forecast continues to do what we do best — provide caring, experienced support to artists, institutions and communities who seek to bring creativity, hope, healing, joy, identity and much more to public spaces across the country. This work is urgent. It cannot take a backseat in this time of change in our country.

Join us in fostering a better and more just world through arts in public life.

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

COVID-19 RESOURCES

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.