Entries by Jen Dolen

Creating Belonging in Minnesota Parks — Artist Residency in the Parks

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division, the Metropolitan Council Metropolitan Regional Parks, and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission are partnering with Forecast Public Art to launch Creating Belonging in Minnesota Parks — Artist Residency in the Parks Pilot Program in parks across Minnesota exploring community and belonging. The selected Minnesota-based artists-in-residence will research and engage with a park, trail or park system and its communities and then use that research to develop new work(s). Unlike traditional residency opportunities, this program focuses on how artists can serve as partners to and ambassadors for the parks and contribute not just art, but ideas.

The goal of the Minnesota Parks Artist-in-Residence Pilot Program is to enhance a sense of welcoming and belonging to park users. We hope that this pilot helps foster deeper community engagement and relationship-building in state and regional parks, improves access to Minnesota parks and trails, and increases collective appreciation for park uses, outdoor recreation, and natural resources, especially in underserved communities.

Chroma Zone 2024 artists, continuing to disrupt the mural festival status quo

As an artist selection facilitator, Forecast provided the Creative Enterprise Zone with a list of pre-qualified artists for the festival’s 5th year. A part of our role with Chroma Zone is to disrupt the mural festival status quo. In line with our values, we thoughtfully select and recommend artists through the lenses of racial and gender equity.

Forecast Public Art is Hiring an Administrative Assistant

We are hiring an Administrative Assistant with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, belief in our mission and values of social justice and racial equity, and experience in nonprofits. This part time position (20 hrs/wk) will be located in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and can work from home or the office. $24,000-30,000 DOQ; 50% health, 50% dental + PTO. Applications due June 7, 2024 @11:59pm CDT.

Forecast Public Art is Hiring a Director of Planning + Engagement

Forecast Public Art seeks a Director of Planning and Engagement with experience directing successful public art planning, creative placemaking planning and cultural planning, and a proven track record of using methods to center community voice and community power in the co-design of these plans. In this role, the Director will manage and develop Forecast’s planning portfolio, manage/lead planning and engagement projects, as well as lead competitive applications for new RFP opportunities. This full time position (40 hrs/wk) will be remote and can work from home; much of this role can be completed virtually yet we do anticipate frequent travel. $100,000-110,000 DOQ; 100% health, 100% dental + PTO. Applications due by 11:59pm CDT, June 12, 2024.

Public Art Opportunity—Sumner Library, Hennepin County

The Hennepin County library and Forecast Public Art seek to commission an artist//team for a permanent artwork. The selected artist will carry out a public engagement process that will inform the design and implementation of the final artwork.

Announcing Forecast’s 2024 Early- and Mid-Career Grant Recipients

We are incredibly proud of the talented group of artists selected to receive Forecast grant funding in 2024. Seventeen artists are recipients of Forecast’s 2024 early- and mid-career grants. A total of $86,000 will support thirteen independent projects, leadership and professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.

Free for the Rich?

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