We support public artists through funding and training. Grants, technical assistance, learning opportunities and resources advance artists of all skill levels.

2019 Grant Applications are now closed.

Grant-Funded Period: January – November 2019.



Mid-Career Project Grant
Supports the creation of a new, publicly accessible, temporary or permanent artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by a Minnesota-based mid-career public artist

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant 
Supports Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art, through a project idea or participation in career-enhancing activities

Early-Career Artist Project Grant
Supports creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an early-career Minnesota-based artist

Early-Career Artist Research & Development Grant
Supports early-career artists in public art related research and development or with the planning phase of freely accessible public art installation or activity in Minnesota


Our experienced staff consult with artists on a sliding fee basis on such topics as career planning, project proposals, project management, and logistical questions that arise while creating public work. Contact with questions.


Forecast’s resources include a library of thousands of books, DVDs, slides and CDs, our Public Art Toolkit, grant writing tips, and more.

Need help with a grant?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and grant writing tips.

Need feedback on an application?

Schedule a 30-minute feedback session with Forecast experts. Contact

Need time and space to write your application?

Grant Writing Study Halls help you carve out space to work on your Forecast grant, get questions answered by Forecast staff, and connect with other artists doing similar work.

Unable to attend a grant information session?

The video below covers detailed information about all of Forecast’s grants, how we define public art, key dates for the 2019 application season (open September 1, 2018), and tips for writing your grant.


Phillip Espinoza Day


Phillip Espinoza Day was awarded Forecast’s seventh annual Mid-Career Project Grant. “Mid-career” artists are defined as being recognized by their peers and arts professionals, having produced an independent body of work, and having a record of commissions, projects, or exhibitions.

For his Mid-Career Project, Phillip Espinoza Day will undertake “The Lowrider Garage Project” (TLGP). TLGP will teach 10- 15 Twin Cities youth the discipline of the Chican@/Latinx art car form known as the Lowrider! TLGP will take place in community-shared garage spaces in St. Paul and Minneapolis over three different 16-week sessions starting in January 2018. Day will work with youth ages 15-19 to build a lowrider car/truck, and youth ages 8-14 to build lowrider bicycles. TLGP is partnering with Cycles for Change, a non-profit bike shop which will serve as the site for the lowrider bicycle shop, and Soundset, a Minnesota music festival where the art car and bicycles will be unveiled to an audience of over 30,000 attendees in 2019. Beyond youth being engaged in helping to preserve this struggling cultural art form, they will also be exposed to trades in custom auto body, mechanics trades, and entrepreneurship through art.

Artist Opportunities

Organized below by region, opportunities include Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), grants, other calls for entry, as well as employment, fellowship, workshop, conference, and volunteer opportunities.

Have an opportunity to share? Please contact with a live link.


Forecast 2019 grants for artists have closed.
2020 grant applications are slated to open in fall of 2019.

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We hold information sessions about site permissions, where you can learn what site permissions are and how to obtain them.


Sessions include an overview of our grants, application process, and selection criteria, as well as tips and resources for preparing strong applications!

Fall 2018

Scheduled Info Sessions and Study Halls have passed. Please contact with questions.