Forecast consultant Tricia Heuring skillfully navigates a variety of projects
About the Consultant
Tricia Heuring is a Thai American curator, arts organizer, and educator. She is the co-founder of Public Functionary, a Northeast Minneapolis exhibition space, where she is building a curatorial practice and community platform focused on experimentation, equity and inclusion. Heuring is an adjunct at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and currently serves as the Board Chair of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. An alum of Forecast’s GroundWork training program for emerging public art consultants, she is working with Forecast on a variety of consulting projects.
As a consultant, Heuring played a key role in a variety of public art commissioning projects, including ones for the City of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Pentagon Village in Edina, Minnesota, the Rice Street Visioning Project Engagement Team, and more. For a recent project with Bridgewater Bank in St. Louis Park, Heuring applied her curator experience to facilitate the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and selection process, inviting artists to apply to design and create a public artwork.
With her background, Heuring is well-connected in the creative community and skilled at analyzing the needs of partners, facilitating matchmaking between artists and communities, as well as adept at research and writing. In spring, she traveled to Jackson, Mississippi as part of Forecast’s media team at the 2019 ArtPlace Summit. While on the ground in Jackson, she took over Forecast’s Instagram account. For the latest issue of Forecast’s publication, Public Art Review, Heuring interviewed and wrote a piece on Victoria Jones, executive director of the CLTV, a nonprofit arts organization that provides a platform and resources for Black artists in Memphis, Tennessee.
Additionally, Heuring is integral in a new service offered by Forecast: Equity Audits for Public Art Collections and Programs. This service identifies gaps, prioritizes initiatives, sets targets and other program goals, assigns accountability, and measures the impacts of initiatives as related to race and gender equity in collections.
Tricia Heuring is one of five Forecast consulting team members who were participants of GroundWork. Each participant joined Forecast in January 2019 to work intensively on a variety of public art initiatives through paid associate positions, prior to joining the consulting team.