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Forecast Founder Jack Becker Retired After 42 Years

After 42 years, Forecast founder Jack Becker will officially retire on June 30. Jack has been integral to the field of public art evolving from the commissioning of objects and wall treatments into the sophisticated and nuanced practice it is today.

Forecast paused fundraising for summer 2020, encourages donations to MN justice efforts + Black orgs

Racism is a public health emergency. What we believe the best thing to do at this time is to halt our own fundraising, and we encourage you to donate to these other organizations to support local efforts for justice in our community.
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Public Art water projects take shape in West Des Moines

The City of West Des Moines hired Forecast to facilitate a three-part public art project around water awareness, watersheds, and how our actions affect the water around us, as part of the city's Public Art Advisory Commission’s Water Quality Community Service project.
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Announcing a second round of Forecast Messages of Hope Mini-Grants Awardees

Because we received hundreds of incredible applications for our first round of 20 Mini-Grants, we raised funds to support additional artists. We are thrilled to be able to fund 10 more projects now.
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Receive an original artwork by local artist and support Artists For Hope

Help launch a mini-grant cycle to fund 20 more artists. Donations $50+ will receive 1 of 3 original works by Mike Davis, Marlena Myles, or Christina Vang.
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Weekly Conversations for BIPOC Artists who Work in Public

Forecast is launching a series of weekly conversations for BIPOC artists around the country, who work in public spaces and/or in community.
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Innovation In the Time of COVID: Forecast toolkit on creative alternatives to in-person arts-based activities

Forecast launches toolkit on creative alternatives to in-person arts-based activities.

Forecast Public Art Messages of Hope Mini Grants

In response to the fast-spreading COVID-19 virus, Forecast seeks to support artists based in Minnesota and the Native nations that share the same geography who want to share messages of hope and solidarity and wishes for their communities.
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A Message Regarding COVID-19 from Forecast Public Art

It is out of deep care and concern for the most vulnerable that we make the following temporary decisions today to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community.