Entries by Jen Dolen

2023 Saint Paul Cultural District Downtown Mural Project

We’re collaborating with City of Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, the Department of Planning and Economic Development, and the Saint Paul Downtown Alliance on a free workshop for muralists and 7 mural commissions.

Open to muralists based in Saint Paul. Preference will be given to artists who are connected to a Cultural Destination Area in Saint Paul.

Chroma Zone 2023 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 4th 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.

Public art opportunity—Hennepin County Hosmer Library

This Public Art commission is open to all artists, or artist-led teams that live in the Central neighborhood (zip codes 55407, 55408, or 55409) or have a demonstrated connection to the Hosmer Library and/or Central community. Applicants must be 18 years or older and have proven experience with public art.

Announcing Forecast’s 2023 Early- and Mid-Career Grant Recipients

We are incredibly proud of the talented group of artists selected to receive Forecast grant funding in 2023. Fifteen artists are recipients of Forecast’s 2023 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.

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.

Artists paint 9 murals for Minneapolis Park + Rec Board

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Forecast hired artists to develop murals to foster Parks for All. 9 artists were selected to create murals in 2023 and 2024, each representing Minneapolis Park & Recreation community-informed goals.