PLANNING + ENGAGEMENT

Our Forecast consulting team partners with decision-makers and stakeholders in communities of all sizes to offer consulting and technical assistance to support accessible and equitable arts and cultural planning efforts. This includes arts and culture policies, programs, ordinances, public art collections, and support for artists and community engagement.

We focus our pro bono and in-kind services in communities of color, rural communities, and Native nations.

We are available and ready to work with you remotely during the pandemic

PLANNING + ENGAGEMENT SERVICES

Artists and creativity can play a vital role in planning and engagement projects. The experienced consulting team at Forecast is ready to help!

  • Community Engagement: Engage individuals, groups and organizations through art to address issues that impact health and wellbeing.
  • Public Art and Memorial Planning: Create an actionable public art plan that supports existing public art efforts, programs, and organizations, enhances arts and culture activities, and reflects the area’s diversity.
  • Public Art Mapping: Tour, analyze and develop maps to showcase prime locations for public art and place-based activities.
  • Community & Environmental Scanning: Research and understand the conditions of your city or neighborhood, interpret relevant data and analyze existing and future plans to help identify opportunities for public art and place-based activities.
  • Public Art Program + Collection Equity Reviews: Identify discrepancies in public art collections as related to race, gender, immigration status, and more. We will help you identify gaps, prioritize initiatives, set program goals, assign accountability, and measure the impact of initiatives.

PROJECT PORTFOLIO

Download our LookBook to view our full Planning + Engagement and Commissioning + Curation project portfolio, or browse below.

PRO BONO CONSULTING

Forecast offers pro bono public art consulting services in BIPOC communities, rural communities, and Native nations as these communities have historically been under-resourced.

This year we responded to the pandemic by quickly offering pro bono consulting to over 150 artists and community leaders in every region of the country and Puerto Rico and are currently providing pro bono services to a community group to share the history of Black residents in their rural city. We also offered training free of charge to artists on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 2019.

With your support we will build a fund to expand our pro bono public art consulting with a focus in 2021 on reaching more groups working for racial justice in their communities.

We are committed to being part of creative solutions that drive equitable outcomes and want to help even more communities harness our knowledge of equitable public art practices to drive positive change. This work is urgent and it cannot take a backseat in this time of crisis in our country.

Please give today and help all communities benefit from the ways that public art fosters better and more just places.

Are you seeking to hire an artist or incorporate public art as part of a project or development effort? Forecast can also help you with all aspects of artist commissioning and curation.

Our team works in communities across the country and globe. These are the U.S. locations where we have been on the ground—meeting with stakeholders and partnering with communities to meet their public art and engagement needs—and our list is growing by the day.

map of the United states with many pins in multiple states indicating several projects nationwide