the cover of PAR 58 includes a headshot of Kara Walker and the headline Powerful Spaces

Public Art Review issue 58

Visually stunning and 30% longer with even more compelling content than previous issues, this special 2019 edition of Public Art Review (PAR) includes a highlight of 103 pages devoted exclusively to 15 projects, all of which create spaces that encourage gathering, healing, safety, sanctuary, equity, and accessibility. We know that in this era, which feels unsafe and turbulent, such spaces—on the ground and in community—are critical. The projects—which are sited in spaces like a mobile office space, caravan, memorial site, church, and firehouse—address issues like racism, immigration, housing, economic development, incarceration, public policy, and more.

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Forecast matched artists with agencies to challenge COVID-19

We are excited to have facilitated matching artists with selected agencies across the country for Smart Growth America's Arts & Transportation Rapid Response initiative!

Photographing the Artists Behind the Murals

Forecast hired two BIPOC photographers—Awa Mally and Neh-Dah-Ness Rose Greene—to document Black and BIPOC-led creative projects around the Twin Cities. From June 5-12, they were tasked with photographing projects that they knew about, and to find more.
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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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Pro Bono Consulting in Response to COVID-19

Forecast is launching a national initiative to support public artists and public art program administrators during this pandemic. We will immediately begin to offer pro bono consultations and technical support to any U.S.-based public artist or public art program administrators from now until May 31, 2020, as a response to the mounting effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Forecast Public Art Executive Director, Theresa Sweetland

Artists Working at the Border

-- Theresa Sweetland joined Forecast as Executive Director…

Arts Access in L.A.

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