Commissioning artists and curating public art programming can be difficult parts of a project. That’s where Forecast comes in: our four decades in this field means we bring to your project deep knowledge of public artists and projects, as well as effective, community-engaged practices.

Our Forecast consulting team involves and supports artists throughout a process, offering professional development skill building and opportunities for public art commissions. We broaden awareness and increase appreciation for the role that public art and artists play in building community, enhancing the built environment, creating meaningful places and shaping public history.

We emphasize access for artists of color, indigenous artists, and groups that are traditionally excluded.

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

Artist Yatika Fields in front of his mural at Memorial Park in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.


Artists and creativity can play a vital role in project and development efforts. The experienced consulting team at Forecast is ready to help!

  • Artist Commissioning: We help you determine your goals for a public art project, and facilitate the artist commissioning process, including RFQ creation, artist selection, implementation and project management.
  • Public Art Curating and Programming: Let us help you plan, develop, and manage public art programming. Our experience includes creating exhibits, planning events and managing temporary installations.
  • Artist Residencies: In-depth residencies allow participants to discover how art, community and big ideas shape our shared spaces. We match artists with schools, private developments and neighborhood organizations to increase understanding of the possibility for and impact of public art.


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

Are you seeking technical assistance to support accessible and equitable planning efforts? Forecast can also help you with all aspects of planning and engagement.

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.