Entries by Jen Dolen

Artist Opportunity—Join the Rice Street Artist Team

Forecast Public Art seeks an artist with connections to Saint Paul’s North End/Frogtown neighborhoods/Rice Street to join our Rice Street Artist Team. You will do deep community engagement work for the Rice Street Visioning Study, a Ramsey County funded initiative for the redevelopment of the Rice Street corridor between Pennsylvania Avenue and Wheelock Park

Participate: 325 Blake Road, Hopkins community engagement

Forecast, in partnership with the City of Hopkins, Alatus, and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, are facilitating creative activities to envision the future public amenities at 325 Blake Road. We hired artists to develop creative activities and engage with community members who live near this site.

Call for artists—Parks for All Mural Project

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Forecast artists to develop murals to foster Parks for All. 9 artists will be selected to create murals in 2023, each representing Minneapolis Park & Recreation system goals. Commission: $6,000 artist fee + $3,000 for materials (to include artist travel). Qualifications due September 19 at 11:59 PM CDT, 2022.

Call for artists/teams for 325 Blake Road project in Hopkins, MN

We are looking for five artists/teams who can: use art to inspire and engage, are comfortable talking to strangers and meeting new people, listen to the community’s vision for a welcoming, inspiring, fun place—to inform a clear call to artists to be developed by Forecast for future public artworks—and who are connected to this neighborhood or its diverse cultures in some way. In order to: share information about this project with community members through creative, inclusive, hands-on engagement activities. Application materials due by July 15, 2022.

Chroma Zone 2022 artists, continuing to disrupt the mural festival status quo

We are excited to share the selected artists for Chroma Zone Mural & Arts Festival, in partnership with the Creative Enterprise Zone. Forecast’s team is proud to continue disrupting the status quo through artist selection for this incredible community festival in Saint Paul, MN. Our team thoughtfully recommends artists for walls through the lenses of racial and gender equity. Along with the CEZ, we also promote and ensure that creatives and artists always be paid fairly for their work. All selected artists in this festival are compensated for their work.

Call for artists—3D public art opportunity at Parkway Residences, St. Louis Park, MN

Parkway Residences has contracted Forecast to facilitate an artist call to design and create a public artwork at the newly developed Parkway Residences in St. Louis Park, MN. Artists are invited to submit a letter of interest and past work samples. Up to three semi-finalists will receive a stipend to present a design concept to the selection committee. One artist or team will be contracted to refine, create and install their design concept.

Forecast Public Art is hiring a Project Manager

There is ongoing demand by private and public partners seeking our support to engage artists in creative problem solving. To help meet this demand, we are hiring a new Project Manager with: strong management skills; belief in our mission and values of social justice and racial equity; and experience in the field of public art and community engagement in both the public and private sectors. This member of our highly independent team will be responsible for leading, managing, and coordinating client-facing projects with a focus on community engagement and artist selection processes. Applications are due March 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM CDT.