an artist call graphic with an exterior view of a brick building, Weld Hall at Minnesota State University Moorhead states that a call for artists is due September 14, 2023

Public Art Commission Opportunity—Minnesota State University Moorhead Weld Hall

Forecast and Minnesota State University Moorhead seek an artist/team to design + produce a distinctive public artwork showcasing the rich history and individuality of Weld Hall—a distinguished campus building under renovation.
a group of five smiling people in a green outdoor space next to a brick building.

Meet the Artist Liaisons for the Rice Street Visioning Study

The Artist Liaison team for the Rice Street Visioning Study do deep community engagement work along the Rice Street corridor in Saint Paul, Minnesota. We are thrilled with the success of this award-winning, artist-lead engagement. These projects and inclusive practices invite and honor the full expression of people and place, and will lead to the redevelopment of Rice Street.
A text graphic reads, "Artist opportunity, 7 commissions for muralists in St. Paul, 7 murals, 7 cultural destination areas: Little Mekong, Little Africa, Rondo Shepard Davern, District del Sol, Near East Side, North End, 1 muralist / team for each wall, budget for each mural $15,000, Apply by 5pm July 14, Questions: Mark Salinas" with logos for Forecast, the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Saint Paul Downtown Alliance, and Saint Paul Cultural STAR program

2023 Saint Paul Cultural District Downtown Mural Project: artist announcement coming soon, fall 2023

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 Mural & Art Festival logo with the word Chroma Zone spelled out in dripping colorful brush strokes

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.
the facade of a brick library including a concrete dog statue and green leafy trees overhead

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.

Making Change: Cultural Mapping with the Arts Council of Placer County, California

Making Change #3 transports us to the stunning landscape of Placer County, California. Here’s the WHO, WHAT, and HOW into the Forecast Public Art approach to creating a two-phased cultural mapping study, seen through the eyes of our Senior Project Manager, Mark Salinas.
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Welcome CoCo Villaluz, Maia Maiden, and Patri Acevedo Fuentes to Forecast’s Board of Directors

We wish a warm welcome to CoCo Villaluz, Maia Maiden, and Patri Acevedo Fuentes, three fantastic people joining Forecast's Board of Directors. Forecast's team is excited to bring on CoCo, Maia, and Patri as we continue to make deeper connections and meaningful collaborations with communities and change-makers nationwide.
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Intro to Public Art Consulting: a workshop for Minnesota-based BIPOC individuals interested in public art consulting

Intro to Public Art Consulting is a five-week virtual workshop, for Minnesota-based BIPOC artists/individuals with little to no public art consulting experience, aiming to give participants an understanding of how to start on the path to public art consulting.
A grid of 14 artist headshots includes a variety of genders and skin tones

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