Forecast firmly believes that culture and creativity are important drivers of creating a more just society. As one of the country’s first nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing the field of public art, we are called to advocate for and advance public art practices that advance justice, health and human dignity. We are invested in public art that plays a crucial role in creating a sense of belonging, and supporting people to realize their potential and live healthy lives.
Our work takes shape through five programmatic areas: sharing important stories, developing and providing resources, facilitating learning, advising and consultation, and researching and developing new methods of practice. Through our Forecast Forward series, we curate and create thought-provoking content through our magazine, website, local and national convenings, and public events. Forecast’s Creative Studio expands access to tools, resources, opportunities, and funding for artists to work in public, create partnerships, and advance their public art careers. In our Planning & Engagement work we help decision-makers and stakeholders, in communities across the country, create accessible, just and relevant place-based efforts, including public art. Through our Learning Institute we offer workshops, training, fellowships, and other in-person and online learning opportunities. Our Change Lab works with communities to pilot new ways of working within the field of public art and allied fields to advance justice.