Entries by Jen Dolen

Forecast Updates Grant Program

For 29 years, Forecast has fostered a vibrant public art community by providing grant funding to artists based in Minnesota. We are thrilled to continue supporting artists through grants and our 2019 applications open late summer 2018—check our Artist Support page often for updates on deadlines and information sessions. Forecast is continually assessing our practices […]

Augsburg University Embraces Integrated Art With Help From Forecast Consulting

Augsburg University recently opened their new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion complete with striking art throughout. An array of artwork is integrated brilliantly into the windows, floors and stairwells of the building and seen along the hallways and outside classrooms. Augsburg University faced the unique challenge of intersecting three distinct fields study—science, business […]

The Gospel of Public Art

In public art, we don’t have a shared, overriding theology, ideology, or pedagogy. There are no standards, no universally accepted rights and wrongs. There’s no job description or rulebook for a public artist. Perhaps we need a Ten Commandments of Public Art.

Reality Check

“Public art exposes people to the ideas, energies, and talents of artists in a way that traditional and sequestered venues do not.”