I am predominantly a studio artist. I have long admired public art and wished I had the knowledge to create large-scale public installations. I’ve even turned down invitations to do so, feeling I simply didn’t know how. Through Forecast’s network and support I have made connections, begun learning the process of large-scale murals, and hope to soon make my entrance into the public art field!
—Dyani White Hawk, Forecast 2019 Mid-Career Professional Development Grantee and 2020 Mid-Career Project grantee.
Forecast seeks to fund a diverse group of artists working in all career stages and a range of public art practices and media. We place particular emphasis on supporting and amplifying the artistic work of BIPOC and Native artists, LGBTQIA+ artists, womxn artists, immigrant artists, artists from rural communities, and artists with disabilities. It is our value that our applicants, panelists, and grantees reflect the racial, cultural, and geographic diversity of our state, as well as the stories and perspectives of the artists and communities we serve.
We know that there is no “one-size-fits-all” language when it comes to race and identity and that this language is always evolving. If you relate to what we’ve described here, please apply!
THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS
Forecast has been offering early-career artist grants supported by Jerome Foundation since 1989. In addition to funding, Forecast is dedicated to providing professional development and learning opportunities designed to assist emerging artists as they experiment/ hone their practices, and cultivate careers in the field. The McKnight Foundation generously enables Forecast to provide Professional Development Grants for mid-career artists seeking to expand their work in the field of public art. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.