GROUNDWORK: An intro to public art consulting
St. Paul, MN
Forecast is building the next generation of consultants to serve communities throughout the country with skill and expertise. In particular, we are supporting a significant increase in people of color and indigenous people to become leaders in the field through ongoing coaching, employment opportunities and fellowships. This work is helping correct a disconnect between the voices who have power and privilege in planning public art and placemaking efforts and the communities impacted by those decisions.
PLACES: Public Art and Community Engagement Southwest
Five Minnesota cities: Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie
Since 2016, Forecast has facilitated the PLACES initiative for the upcoming Southwest LRT project (the Green Line Extension), which was sparked when the budget for public art was cut from the project budget. PLACES—Public Art and Community Engagement Southwest—will tell the story, character, heritage and culture of the communities along the Southwest LRT corridor through thoughtful public art and place-based design adjacent to LRT station areas, supported by a mix of public and private funding. Forecast is currently in the process of identifying private sector partners and sponsors interested in participating in this unique civic project on a regional scale.
Sheridan Mural and Greta McLain
Together with muralist Greta McLain and silkscreen artist Drew Peterson, Forecast is engaging students at Sheridan Arts Magnet in creating a large, community-driven mural on the exterior of the school. Workshops and programming will teach paint and screen-printing techniques as well as help create connections between Sheridan School and its surrounding Northeast neighborhood.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Forecast traveled to Hawai’i to join forces with internationally recognized Brazilian street artist Mundano. He brought his unique approach to public art and social engagement to raise awareness about the often invisible people who collect recyclables and trash every day in Hawai’i. Read more about this special artist residency and the impact it had on people’s lives
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ST. PAUL, MN 55114
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