Making Change is Forecast’s quarterly consulting newsletter. In each issue, we’ll share the who, what, and how, to give you insight into our process. This issue features engagement work we did with the City of Reno, NV, and Jen Krava shares more about herself as the Director of Programming.
About Jen Dolen
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Jen Dolen contributed a whooping 163 entries.
Entries by Jen Dolen
Forecast Public Art Executive Director, Theresa Sweetland, is proud to announce the donation of the internationally-recognized organization’s public art library to Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA). The collection of over 2,000 print, digital and multimedia materials will soon be a part of JXTA’s new facility in North Minneapolis. Forecast’s team connected with Juxtaposition Arts to talk through the goals and details of such a transition during the pandemic as Forecast adopted a new mission, moved to a more flexible, remote organization and expanded their training and public art consulting work nationally. “This donation ensures that this beloved resource lives on to inspire the next generation of public artists, designers and urban planners here in our home communities and I know it will continue to build with the energy and contributions of JXTA apprentices, educators and youth.” shares Sweetland.
Did you know that the Forecast team is working behind the scenes on mural projects in Minnesota and across the country? We love to support mural-making by helping our partners select artists through fair and equitable processes. We provide technical assistance to make mural projects more accessible, sustainable and inclusive, approaching each project with community context in mind and focused on bringing more BIPOC artists and curators into the field.
Apply now for Forecast’s second Change Lab Research Fellowship, focused on Indigenous Visibility in Public Art. Applications are due September 30, 2021.
Visually stunning and 30% longer with even more compelling content than previous issues, this special 2019 edition of Public Art Review (PAR) includes a highlight of 103 pages devoted exclusively to 15 projects, all of which create spaces that encourage gathering, healing, safety, sanctuary, equity, and accessibility. We know that in this era, which feels unsafe and turbulent, such spaces—on the ground and in community—are critical. The projects—which are sited in spaces like a mobile office space, caravan, memorial site, church, and firehouse—address issues like racism, immigration, housing, economic development, incarceration, public policy, and more.
Forecast is excited to announce, with the Creative Enterprise Zone, the artists painting murals in St. Paul for Chroma Zone 2021! Forecast facilitated artist selection, disrupting the mural festival status quo through the lens of racial and gender equity.
Forecast was selected through a national competition to join internationally recognized firms OMA and OLIN along with engineers at Whitman, Requardt & Associates on the celebrated 11th Street Bridge Park, a project of Building Bridges Across the River, in Washington D.C. Our team will work to facilitate a selection process to commission artwork for the Park, with a focus on amplifying the stories, culture and heritage of neighboring Black residents.
Forecast hired 18 artists to implement creative projects in 5 business districts for the Love Local Initiative, a Hennepin County project.
Forecast’s list of upcoming events
As Forecast looks ahead at this new year, we deepen our commitment to being a part of the change and to anti-racism and justice. We commit to being a part of bringing about hope and democratic ideals. Our team is growing and changing, our programs expanding and our impact deepening.
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