2019 FORECAST GRANTEES
2018 FORECAST GRANTEES
RFQs, COMMISSIONS, & CALLS for ART
Dakota County Public Arts Committee seeks an artist to create a sculpture/3D piece for the lobby area of the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings, Minnesota. Preference for an artist who is from or works in Dakota County. Deadline May 1, 2019.
Forecast Public Art and the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) seek artists/muralists to participate in inaugural week-long mural festival in Saint Paul, Minnesota from September 7-14, 2019. CHROMA ZONE is Minnesota’s first and largest public mural festival. Located in the state’s premier creative hub, the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) in Saint Paul. CHROMA ZONE is a week-long celebration of muralism and street art. The festival is an inclusive event intended for all cultures, genders, ages and abilities. This first annual event is free for all ages to enjoy a new outdoor gallery in the heart of the city. Deadline May 3, 2019 11:59 PM CST.
The Hutchinson Public Arts Commission seeks artists who live in Minnesota to provide art for the “Hutchinson Pillars” project that will be part of the streetscaping for the Main Street 2020 reconstruction. RFQs are posted for both the pillar oak trees and the pillar side panels. Deadline May 6, 2019.
The Minnesota Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board (CAAPB) seeks a Minnesota design professional or sculptor to design, create, and install a life-size realistic statue portraying Nellie Stone Johnson and an accompanying plaque for the First Floor, North Corridor of the Minnesota State Capitol Building. The estimated budget including design, fabrication, installation and any associated costs is $100,000.00. Those interested in the RFQ must submit interest via email by May 6, 2019 2:00 PM CST. Contact: Paul Mandell, Executive Secretary, Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org. On May 13, 2019 a copy of all questions received and answers will be sent out to those interested. Responses to the RFQ must then be received by 2:00 PM, May 31, 2019. For full RFQ see page 1244 of the MN State Register Vol. 43 Iss. 42. A jury will name at least three designers in June to move to the next phase of the selection process.
The University of Minnesota’s Dance Program seeks art for a new mural for the lobby of the Barbara Barker Center for Dance. In this 20th anniversary year of the building, program leadership has identified the need for a rejuvenation of its space. The purpose of the new, two-dimensional mural is to infuse the space with a sense of joy, energize all who enter, evoke the idea of movement, and simply inspire. The selected artwork is the centerpiece of this project, which also includes new lobby furnishings and photography installations throughout the building. Artists are welcome to submit existing or previous artwork, so long as they have full rights of that work in order to grant the university permission to create and use a reproduction. Any artist is welcome to submit a proposal. Preference will be given to artists with a connection to Minnesota. The program warmly invites all artists, including underrepresented and marginalized voices to submit their work for consideration. Artists at any stage of their career are also encouraged to apply. Deadline May 10, 2019 5:00 PM CST.
MN Postcard Challenge announces a postcard competition to bring awareness to homelessness in Minnesota. The statewide competition accepts designs for 4×6 postcards based on the theme of Compassion, Connection and Community, along with a paragraph explaining how the design relates to the theme, and that includes ideas on how to end homelessness. Suggestions will be sent to elected representatives. Three chosen winners’ designs will be reprinted and sold for a year at a non-profit art store in Minneapolis. The public will be invited to write messages for USA troops on unsold postcards, to be delivered by Mission Project MN. Deadline May 18, 2019.
Stevens Point Sculpture Park juried call: the park, located in central Wisconsin, is accepting submissions of sculpture work for their annual, three-year outdoor sculpture exhibition. A local jury will choose pieces for display from August 2019 through August 2022. Deadline May 24, 2019.
The Arts@MSP Program, a partnership between the Airport Foundation MSP (Foundation) and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) calls to artists: Requests qualifications from performing artists and arts organizations (Artists or Organizations) whose work reflects the rich diversity of the Upper Midwest to showcase their unique talent at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). The purpose of this RFP is to retain Artists and Organizations to propose and present performing arts activities at MSP, and to work collaboratively with Arts@MSP staff to ensure the work is appropriate for the airport environment and that it achieves the goals of the Program.Airport. Deadline not specified.
The Arts@MSP Program, a partnership between the Airport Foundation MSP (Foundation) and the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) calls to artists: Request for Exhibit theme Proposals at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport – The purpose of this RFP is to retain Artists and Organizations to propose, curate, design, fabricate, and install exhibitions at MSP, and to work collaboratively with Arts@MSP staff to ensure the project is designed, fabricated, and installed properly. No Deadline specified.
FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) seeks Community Vitality Fellow. MnDOT joins Smart Growth America’s artist-in-residence program by hosting a Community Vitality Fellow to creatively advance the agency’s goals. The Fellow will spend a year working with MnDOT to help develop new ways to achieve agency goals through a program created by ArtPlace America and Transportation for America, a program of Smart Growth America. MnDOT will be among the first state transportation agencies in the country to participate in the artist-in-residence program by hosting a Community Vitality Fellowship position. The Fellowship will run for one year with rotations through MnDOT’s core divisions to gain knowledge on the agency’s operations, priorities and challenges. The Fellow will then propose process improvements to address MnDOT’s overarching goals while improving community engagement, supporting safe places to walk and bike and enhancing equity in the planning, building, operations and maintenance of transportation infrastructure. The Fellow will develop processes and procedures to further evaluate and integrate elements that elevate the unique character of each community within the transportation system. Deadline May 1, 2019.
The Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) will award one $5,000 Fellowship to recognize, reward, and encourage an outstanding individual in the LRAC nine county region. This grant is designed to acknowledge the work achieved during the past five years in the literary and performance arts disciplines. Deadline May 7, 2019 11:59 PM. A Fellowship can support a broad range of study or activities, including exploration of new directions, continuation of work already in progress, or accomplishment of work not financially feasible otherwise:
+ to take time for solitary work or reflection,
+ to engage in collaborative or community projects,
+ to embark on travel or research, or
+ to pursue any other activity that contributes to their life as an artist.
Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (SWMHP) is soliciting a Request for Proposals for a Resident Artist to apply their creative practices to the work of SWMHP. We are interested in artists who will work with staff to identify and design projects across departments that integrate the arts into SWMHP organizational practices. Ideal artists will have a community-driven or social practice, an interest in systems / organizational work, and an understanding of and / or connection to rural communities and / or the region SWMHP serves. Informational Webinar: April 24 from 6-7:00 PM *Webinar will be recorded and made available afterward. SWMHP Artist Residency supported with funding from ArtPlace America. Submission deadline May 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM.
The Minnesota Historical Society seeks applications for the 2019 Native American Artist-in-Residence Program. In 2019, the program will award two residencies for Native artists engaged in traditional artmaking and provide them stipends to connect with museum collections, peer artists, and/or other knowledgeable community members. Artists must currently reside in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, or South Dakota. Apply by May 31, 2019.
Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA) seeks program associate. Storytellers, artists, collaborators and strategists who live in the margins, in nuance and imagination, these are the indelible parts of who we are and why we do what we do. And it is our aim to continue growing as a team to better contribute to an ecosystem that leverages the power of media arts to advance new narratives, critical thinking and conversations. We’re looking to bring on a program associate who is passionate about working at the intersection of narrative, media arts (as we define it), equity and justice. This individual will play a central role in managing our programs, including Our Space Is Spoken For. Apply by May 23, 11:59 PM CST.
The Arts@MSP announces immediate job opportunity for experienced arts management dynamos to join their team: Exhibitions Coordinator. Arts@MSP seeks an experienced professional to coordinate exhibitions programs at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. If you or anyone you know is interested in working at the intersection of public art and the aviation industry, we would like to hear from you. Note: applications between December 21, 2018 and January 16, 2019, may not have been received because of technical difficulties. Please resubmit your application. Deadline not specified.
The Arts@MSP announces immediate job opportunity for experienced arts management dynamos to join their team: Performing Arts Coordinator. Arts@MSP seeks an experienced professional to administer and coordinate performing arts programs at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. If you or anyone you know is interested in working at the intersection of public art and the aviation industry, we would like to hear from you. Note: applications between December 21, 2018 and January 16, 2019, may not have been received because of technical difficulties. Please resubmit your application. Deadline not specified.
VOLUNTEER, INTERN, & BOARD OPENINGS
Forecast Public Art seeks a volunteer cataloger to assist with library maintenance. Housed in Forecast’s office, the Public Art Library maintains a non-circulating collection of more than 2,000 print, digital, and multimedia materials from the field of public art. Position is unpaid, but experience may be applied toward credit or work experience. Be a part of this amazing community resource! Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Forecast Public Art seeks Board Secretary. The Secretary of the Board is a critical position in that it is responsible for overseeing board communication and record maintenance. The Secretary manages all administration and ensures the safety and accuracy of all board records in conjunction with Forecast Staff and the Board Chair and Treasurer. The Secretary is a member of Forecast’s Governance Committee. It is expected that the Secretary will attend all board meetings and will provide cover in their absence. It is our value at Forecast Public Art that our staff, board members, grantees, applicants and panelists reflect the racial, cultural, gender, artistic, and geographic diversity of our state, and the stories and perspectives of the artists and communities we serve through public art. Applicants reflecting the diversity and cultures of the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply. Open until filled.
Forecast Public Art seeks Sales & Revenue Committee Chair / Member. Exciting opportunities with new partners have prompted the formation of a Sales and Revenue Committee to help identify, evaluate and establish opportunities for monetizing the organization’s programs, projects and products. The Sales and Revenue committee will be comprised of board members, the Executive Director and volunteers with a background and experience in areas such as art, design, education and or communications-related sales, entrepreneurial activities and business development. At a minimum, the committee will include one board member who will also serve as chair. Forecast staff and/or consultants may also participate on the committee as needed and appropriate. Ideally the committee will include at least five members with diverse professional backgrounds, expertise and life experience. It is our value at Forecast Public Art that our staff, board members, grantees, applicants and panelists reflect the racial, cultural, gender, artistic, and geographic diversity of our state, and the stories and perspectives of the artists and communities we serve through public art. Applicants reflecting the diversity and cultures of the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply. Open until filled.
Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL) Seeks dedicated board members and volunteers.
MPR Art Hounds seeks contributors.
The Franconia Sculpture Park Arts Administration Internship Program provides “hands-on” immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization that provides residence and work space to emerging and mid-career artists in a 43-acre sculpture park. There are two different types of administrative interns. Program interns will support Franconia’s education & public programing. The Development intern will work directly with the development manager to support fundraising campaigns. Both interns work closely with Franconia’s staff so interns have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences. Applications ongoing.
CONFERENCES, EVENTS, & WORKSHOPS
Metro Regional Arts Council (MRAC) workshop: Equity as Action: What do we DO differently to become more equitable and inclusive? It’s not just what we do, but how we do it that matters. Many groups and organizations have made a commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity, but are not sure how to infuse this throughout their policy, process, programs, and activities. Often, it is difficult to know what to do after the commitment has been made, the bullet point added to the strategic plan, the feedback has been received, or the priority has been set. What do we DO to become more equitable and inclusive? What comes next? Where do we go from here? This workshop can be taken alone, or as the first in a three-part series. Presented by Julie Bates MacGillis of Julie Bates MacGillis Consulting. RSVP required. April 29, 1:00-3:00 PM CST.
Metro Regional Arts Council (MRAC) workshop: Collectively Healing: Breaking the Cycle of White Supremacy. This interactive workshop invites attendees to explore the ways that white supremacy is harming us and the work that we do. During our time together, we will reflect on how the dominant culture shows up in us (White Folks and People of Color) and will be given tools and strategies to stop the cycle. This workshop will use the collective wisdom in the room to foster new ideas and think about what is possible when we all do our internal work. Presented by Donte Curtis. May 2, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre‘s 45th Annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony and Festival will take place Sunday, May 5, 2019. Interested parties can participate in the Celebration by tabling at the Resource Fair in the Park, by walking in the Community Voices section of the parade, or both! Table and community voices registration will be FREE for those interested in providing entertainment, volunteering or sponsoring the Festival. Inquire with email@example.com for more information.
Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC), with Pioneer Public TV, with support from the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, presents the Arts Resource Fair. The Arts Resource Fair provides regional artists and state wide arts organizations the opportunity to meet and get to know each other. The Arts Resource Fair is a time to connect, communicate and create community. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with grant makers, exhibition/performance venues, and a variety of organizations that want to help you become a better artist, singer, dancer, writer or performer. New this year will be a workshop by the MN State Arts Board, “Prepare to Succeed: Applying for an Artists Initiative Grant, up to $10,000.” Saturday May 18, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM, Knute Nelson/Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road SE, Alexandria, MN. FREE registration required ($75 value) by May 13, 2019.
The Eyeo Festival brings together a rich intersection of people doing fascinating things with technology. Artists, data designers, creative coders, AI explorers, storytellers, researchers, technology & platform developers all cross paths and share inspiration at Eyeo. 2019 speakers include public artist Refik Anadol, Sara Schnadt, data visualization designer and mission designer for NASA, and members of artist collective Meow Wolf. Minneapolis, June 3-6, 2019.
Americans for the Arts Public Art Preconference: Partnerships, Artists and Community. Like most arts and cultural work, public art and artists engagement projects don’t happen without collaboration and success relies on a healthy partnership. The 2019 Public Art Preconference will explore what partnerships mean in the world of public art. From artists embedded in municipal agencies to examining the interconnectivity between public art and non-arts sectors like planning and transportation, attendees will learn how to develop relationships with other fields to address community needs. Minneapolis, June 13-14, 2019.
PROGRAMS, GRANTS, & AVAILABLE FUNDING
The City of St. Louis Park has funds available to pay for the graphic wrapping of city-owned utility boxes. Community and Neighborhood Organizations may apply to wrap a box. Original local artwork is encouraged. If you have a design you’d like to bring to life and need to find a community partner to support the project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Springboard for the Arts offers a Community Emergency Relief Fund, which provides up to $500 to use art to respond to community emergencies. The Emergency Relief Fund exists to meet the emergency needs of artists living in Minnesota. The Fund helps to support artists with personal emergencies and to support artists who want to respond to emergencies in their own communities. There is not an expectation of repayment, but the Fund is replenished in part by recipients paying back into the Fund so that others can benefit later. Whether they apply for funding or not, artists can also get a free hour of consulting with Amelia Brown, founder of Emergency Arts.
RFQs, COMMISSIONS, & CALLS for ART
The City of Tampa Art Programs Division seeks an artist &/or artist team to develop, create and deliver a sound installation that will evoke the character, sensibility, cultural richness and diversity of Ybor City. Regional artists encouraged to apply. Deadline April 26, 2019.
City of Norfolk, Virginia and The International Association of Firefighters wants to commission an artist to create a mural to bring attention to the Norfolk headquarters Local Chapter 68. The budget is $6,500. Deadline April 29, 2019.
The City of Tacoma, in partnership with the Port of Tacoma, seeks an artist or artist team to create an iconic Centennial artwork for the Port. The artwork should celebrate and tell the story of the Port, and be informed by the Port’s rich history as a regional economic engine and international connector. The artwork will be located at Fireman’s Park in downtown Tacoma, WA (801 A Street). Budget: $90,000. Eligibility: Artists living in Washington State, Oregon, or California. This opportunity is funded by the Port of Tacoma, and will be managed by the City’s Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality. Deadline April 29, 2019 11:59 PM.
Norfolk Arts (Virginia) and the Public Art Program and The Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library art planning committee wants artwork to tell the story of the rich culture and history of Campostella and make a statement about the people that live there and their contributions to society. The budget is $125,000. Deadline May 3, 2019, 2:00 PM EST.
The Salt Lake City Arts Council and Parks and Public Lands are pleased to announce an opportunity for artists or artist-led teams to submit qualifications for the Glendale Park Public Art Project. Budget: $188, 500. The selected artist will work closely with the landscape architecture consultant to integrate their work into the plans and site. A couple of the final artwork goals include: encourages an element of interactivity or surprise; is reflective of Glendale and contributes to community identity and pride; and exemplifies strong, imaginative design and content and is integrated into the broader design of the park. This opportunity is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams based in the United State. Artists residing in Salt Lake City are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline May 9, 2019, 11:59 PM MDT.
The Downtown STL Public Art Initiative invites artists to propose temporary public artworks based on their own ideas and art practices, at sites of their own choosing in the core of Downtown St. Louis. Projects must be installed in the spring of 2020, and can be on view from one month to one year. It is anticipated that a minimum of five final projects will be selected. Projects with budgets ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 (inclusive of design, supplies, insurance, engineering, fabrications, delivery, installation and de-installation) will be considered. The total budget available for all projects is $100,000. This Call for Artists is open to established and emerging artists who have a connection to the St. Louis region. Partnerships between local and non-local artists are eligible. No previous public art experience is required. Deadline May 19, 2019.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is excited to announce our recent release of a public art Request for Qualifications. As part of our award-winning Public Art Program, we are seeking an artist with a social and/or community based practice to create a site-specific artwork in partnership with Boston’s Chinatown, which will be installed in coordination with the Chinatown Main Street Lantern Festival in the fall of 2020. Deadline May 19, 2019 11:59 PM EST.
The state of Colorado requests qualifications from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating a site-specific exterior public artwork or series of artworks for Front Range Community College’s Health Care Careers Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Art Selection Committee is interested in an artwork that can activate the exterior of the building in an engaging fashion. The committee is highly interested in seeing proposals in which multiple artworks in a series utilize the various exterior selected sites. The artwork(s) should be freestanding, as they cannot attach to the building. The campus in general has a focus on the outdoors. All of the other buildings on campus are named after classic 14,000-foot high Colorado mountains –“14ers” – and the building will focus on health and wellness. The committee would like an artwork(s) that considers the campus’ and the building’s priorities holistically. Artists from Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region are encouraged to apply. The total budget for this opportunity is $158,400. Submission deadline May 20, 2019.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) headquartered in Englewood, CO announces the Design and Build Competition, a conceptual design competition open to any U.S. based undergraduate or graduate student team who is enrolled in a creative field of study. Entries must be submitted as a team. The competition is a new component under MOA’s longstanding Design and Build program and solicits design proposals from student teams across the nation. The goal is to cultivate potential from emerging artists, architecture and design students, and to allow them the space to conceptualize inventive ideas within a set of boundaries. The theme for 2019 is “tactical urbanism.” The challenge for the 2019 competition is to design a pop-up makerspace, in which the public can come together and create. Winning entries will be selected through a panel. The competition will garner an online repository of art, architecture & design concepts. While the designs begin conceptually, MOA and its sponsors will, at its discretion, fund select projects to be actualized in a physical state. Cash prizes are awarded to the top submissions. Submission deadline May 31, 2019.
FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Arts & Culture Fellow to serve as a key member of our Arts & Culture Planning Division. The Fellow will serve a two-year term and work with other staff at MAPC, as well as external partners, on local and regional planning and community development projects and initiatives that help cities, towns, and neighborhoods to become more culturally vibrant, open to artistic expression, and welcoming to people of many backgrounds. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a team of planners, designers, and artists who are passionate about creating policy and planning conditions that can help arts and culture thrive. No listed deadline.
RESOURCES & WEBINARS
Resource available for free for a limited time: Public Art Dialogue‘s latest issue is shipping now. Their publisher, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, has made the full electronic issue available online for free through June, 2019. This is a special issue co-edited by Jennifer Wingate and Cameron Cartiere, focusing on Public Art as Political Action (PAD issue 8.2).
CONFERENCES & EVENTS
City As Living Laboratory (CALL) is bringing together network partners to host artist & scientist-led walks to help change the way we face environmental challenges. Throughout the first weekend of May, walks will be held in Alexandria VA, Baltimore, Milwaukee, New York City, Pittsburgh and Santa Fe. If there is no walk in your city, CALL invites you to start planning one for 2020. Beginning in six cities May 4 & 5, 2019.
PROGRAMS, GRANTS, & AVAILABLE FUNDING
United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant. Public bodies, Non-profit organizations, and Federally Recognized Tribes may apply.
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. Applications reviewed monthly. Rolling deadline.
Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program. This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. No deadline.
RFQs, COMMISSIONS, & CALLS for ART
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CONFERENCES & EVENTS
Project for Public Spaces London, UK, will host the 10th International Public Markets Conference. Co-hosted with the Mayor of London, who recently announced a groundbreaking strategy to preserve and promote the city’s vast market network, this 3-day event will convene over 300 leaders in public markets from across the globe. June 6-8, 2019.
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