Forecast Public Art was one of the country’s first nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing the field of public art. Today, we remain at the forefront of public art practices, connecting the energies and talents of artists with the needs and opportunities of communities to improve our collective lives. Public art plays a crucial role in shaping culturally vibrant and sustainable communities. Public art offers opportunities for community collaboration, for ideas to shape our environment and to influence change.
Our work is broad: We support public artists regionally, consult with communities nationally, and draw inspiration internationally. We believe in providing space and platforms for conversations and learning around public art and placemaking. We spend time getting to know the communities and artists with whom we work, listening to the state of the community and artist throughout a project.
As the definition of public art continues to expand, Forecast will remain future-oriented, thinking forward to what artists, communities, public spaces, and the civic realm might need next.