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We are incredibly proud of the talented group of artists selected to receive Forecast grant funding in 2020. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate each recipient. We cannot wait to see what they accomplish over the coming year. Thirteen artists are recipients of Forecast’s 2020 early- and mid-career grants.

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On March 12, 2020, Forecast made the decision to help #flattenthecurve, and help slow the spread of COVID-19. It is out of deep care and concern for the most vulnerable that we make the following temporary decisions to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community. Forecast is highly attuned to the economic impact of this pandemic on artists.

PAR59 is filled with articles about how artists and design practitioners are inviting us all to focus on justice, inclusion, and human dignity, and we want you to have access to this important content. Read + share individual articles, browse a digital version of the entire issue, and/or order a stunning print copy of your own to hold.

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ISSUES THAT MATTER

Portrait of Victoria Jones, director of Memphis arts nonprofit the CLTV

Insight | The CLTV, a Memphis arts organization, is planning housing that will generate revenue.

Perception, eL Seed’s massive Arabic calligraffiti mural in Cairo, is visible as a whole from only one place: a Coptic church in a cave on Mokottam Mountain. The artwork was intended to open a dialogue about the Zaraeeb, a little-known community of Coptic Christians who are master recyclers.

Explore More | The International Award for Public Art is more than a prize—it’s a chance to gauge what’s powerful in the field, from one end of the globe to the other.

Forecast executive director Theresa Sweetland, left, and Public Art Review editor in chief Karen Olson, right

In a divided time, it’s clear we’re better together.

Editor’s and Publisher’s Note, from the 59th issue of Public Art Review.