Upcoming Events

  • September 20 - October 18, 2021

     

    Making It Public (Haciendolo Público)

    AVISO: Esta sesion de “Making It Public” (“Haciendolo Público”) es solo para los artistas latines viviendo en Minnesota.

    Making it Public es un taller GRATIS de 5 semanas diseñado para artistas emergentes que estén interesados en explorar cómo hacer públicas sus creaciones de arte. El programa acogerá a oradores invitados, debatirá el campo, la profesión, la historia y los problemas contemporáneos del arte público, y comprenderá el proceso creativo. El taller se llevará a cabo del 20 de septiembre al 18 de octubre del 2021. Las grabaciones se enviarán todos los jueves por correo electrónico y las sesiones en vivo a través de la plataforma de Zoom se llevarán a cabo todos los lunes de 7:00-8:30 pm comenzando el 20 de septiembre. El taller estará dirigido en el inglés y español. Las inscripciones están limitadas a 30 artistas y cada artista que complete todos los talleres recibirá $300 para crear su propio mini proyecto.

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    NOTICE: This “Making it Public” session is only for LatinX artists living in Minnesota.

    Making it Public is a FREE 5-week workshop designed for emerging artists who are interested in exploring how to make their art creations public.  The program will host guest speakers, discuss the field, profession, history, and contemporary issues of public art, and understand the creative process. The workshop will take place from September 20 to October 18, 2021. The recordings will be sent every Thursday by email and the live sessions via the Zoom platform will take place every Monday from 7: 00-8:30 PM starting on September 20. The workshop will be conducted in English and Spanish. Entries are limited to 30 artists and each artist who completes all workshops will receive $300 to create their own mini project.

    Registration has closed.

  • September 21, Noon - 1:30 PM CDT

    Chroma Zone Virtual Artist Talk with Forecast Public Art: Decolonizing Public Spaces - Celebrating Indigenous Women/Nonbinary Voices

    Join Indigenous women/nonbinary Chroma Zone mural artists Holly “Miskitoos” Henning (Marten Falls Anishinaabe First Nation, Constance Lake Oji-Cree First Nation), Marlena Myles (Spirit Lake Dakota/Mohegan/Muscogee), Thomasina Topbear (Santee Dakota and Oglala Lakota), and Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo), with moderator Candida Gonzalez for the final artist talk of Chroma Zone 2021. The artists will discuss the murals they created, their inspiration, and navigating the muralist world as an Indigenous artist. Forecast is a founding creative partner of the Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival. This talk is open to participants nationwide.

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    September 21, Noon - 1:30 PM CDT

  • September 25, 7:00 - 9:00 PM CDT

     

    Celestial Embodiment: X Expanded Cinema Live Painting and Performance

    a Chroma Zone mural & art festival special closing event:

    Celestial Embodiment: X Expanded Cinema is a montage of video projection, a live score, Indigenous dancing, hip-hop, and spoken word, with a collective of Indigenous artists led by Missy Whiteman. This experience takes place concurrent with Whiteman’s mural Celestial Embodiment; this canvas creates an immersive environment that transcends time and place. Guided by ancestral knowledge systems, traditional stories, and contemporary forms of expression, the expanded cinema program features performances by Indigenous artists.

    BRO-TEX Building
    2275 Territorial Road, Saint Paul, MN 55114
    Socializing begins at 7:00 PM with an opening event at 7:30, and cinematic performance at 8:00, followed by a Q&A with the artist and filmmaker. The event is outdoors and subject to rain/weather delays. Please dress accordingly and bring your own lawn chair.

    Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) is an Emmy-nominated writer, director, producer and multimedia artist. Whiteman understands her work to be a voice for her ancestors, their stories and ancestral wisdom. Her late father Ernest Whiteman influenced her work with the gift of artistic vision and the practice of art as ceremony. She is a previous Forecast grantee.

Previous Events

  • 2019-present

     

    FORWARD conversation series

    Deepen your understanding of the innovative work being done in the public art field. Designed for anyone who wants to keep their pulse on the intersection of arts, culture, place and equity, this series began with the vision of taking expertise off the pages of Public Art Review and bringing it to you direct from leading practitioners.

    We now invite you to connect with FORWARD, our new digital publication and conversation series highlighting how artists are partnering with cities, institutions and communities to courageously tackle the vital issues of our time.

    From the decolonization of public art, to artists addressing public health challenges, to a more just future of mobility and infrastructure, join us for these deep conversations around creative problem solving in public life.

  • September 16, 2021

    The Role of Artists in the Future of Community Safety

    One of the most pressing and precarious issues of our time is community safety. Safety is a basic human right. Community safety emphasizes community/ies self-determination of what it means to be safe. Artists have long been integral to these efforts to center the needs of the most marginalized members of society as they reimagine safety through criminal justice, emergency response, gun violence reform, policing, community control and freedom from harm. They have done this by creating pathways for transformative confrontations, by highlighting the unseen, by helping people feel welcomed and whole, and more.

    This panel discussion featured Minneapolis City Council member and poet Andrea Jenkins, as well as ethnomusicologist and human rights activist Dr. André de Quadros. It was moderated by Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, Guest Editor of FORWARD #3. This is part of our conversation series for our new digital publication, FORWARD. FORWARD issue #3 focuses on community safety.

    Read the FORWARD publications:

     

    September 16, 2021

  • May 26, 2021

     

    Public Artist Basics: Taxes, Contracts, and Permits

  • May 22, 2021

    Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) Mural Tour

    Forecast Public Art Executive Director, Theresa Sweetland, and public artist Reggie LeFlore guided a tour to around 10 stunning murals, including Reggie’s own work. Forecast Board Chair, Lea Bittner-Eddy also joined the tour. Tour goers learned about muralism and gained insights into murals and the artists who created them. The tour ended at a block party celebrating the kick-off of the 2021 CEZ Chroma Zone Mural Festival.

     

    May 22, 2021

  • April 20, 2021

     
  • April 8, 2021

    Making It Happen: Artists & Transportation

    Are you a transportation or transit agency thinking about working with an artist to address your larger goals or challenges? Are you an artist interested in working on transportation projects, but don’t know how to start? View a recording of this event, where Forecast Director of Programming and New Initiatives, Jen Krava, and consulting team member Mark Salinas, provide practical information about how artists and transportation entities can work together.

     

    April 8, 2021

  • March 25, 2021

     
  • March 18, 2021

    Self-Initiated Public Art: A ‘Public Art Now’ Conversation with Muna Malik

    The first event in our Public Art Now series features a conversation between artist Muna Malik and guest curator Tricia Heuring. Malik discussed her public art project, Blessing of the Boats, featured in the inaugural Public Art Now collection. The artist shares more about her process of building this self-initiated public art project from the ground up, and joins Heuring in reflections on the collection. Watch the conversation on the Public Art Now page within FORWARD, or on Forecast’s YouTube channel.

     

    March 18, 2021

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