We’re embracing change.
Announcing 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.
Forecast has always prided itself on being responsive to the needs of artists and society. So when we heard from cities that programs serving artists were on the chopping block, we got busy and developed a new digital publication to advocate for getting creatives back to work. After 31 wonderful years, we are closing our magazine Public Art Review and embarking on our next adventure. Read more about this decision in a letter from Public Art Review editor Karen Olson.
Why FORWARD ?
We are proud to introduce FORWARD, a digital publication and conversation series from Forecast Public Art highlighting how artists are partnering with cities, institutions and communities to courageously tackle the vital issues of our time. While 94% of artists have lost income and 63% have become fully unemployed during the pandemic, this publication aims to show decision-makers how artists are critical partners in addressing the more pressing issues in America from public health to public safety to the fate of our climate.
With the launch of FORWARD, we are closing Public Art Review. In early 2021 we will also be adding a section to FORWARD that will build on Public Art Review’s popular Projects We Love. Stay tuned.
FORWARD—which includes associated conversations—is currently focused on how cities, communities, organizations and others can benefit from partnering with and hiring artists to help meet the essential needs of communities. This first edition, focused on public health, was created in collaboration with the University of Florida’s Center for Arts and Medicine and ArtPlace America. Future editions will be released quarterly.
We are inviting policy makers, public health workers, urban planners, architects, artists, city managers, funders and organizations like yours—anyone interested in working to advance justice, health and human dignity—to engage, contribute and learn with us. This publication is free, allowing us to reach people anywhere, without barriers to access.
We hope you will join us in embracing this change.
We’re ready for it. Forward.
Watch our first FORWARD publication conversation
Esteemed author and social psychiatrist Dr. Mindy Fullilove is joined by Elizabeth Hamby (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), and Miguel Angel Vazquez (Riverside County Department of Public Health), in a roundtable on the importance of the work around arts, culture, racial justice, and public health. Facilitated by Mallory Rukhsana Nezam (Justice + Joy).
Recorded on November 11, 2020.
From public health to housing, we search the world to uplift creative community-focused solutions to critical issues
A few topics we’ve covered with the help of cross-sector partners
- How artists help drive better public health outcomes
- How artists create more responsive, equitable, and sustainable transportation solutions
- How artists reimagine public safety as community safety by prioritizing healing, expression, and community control
- How the built environment can lift up a community’s notions of art, culture, and place
A few conversations we’ve held with practitioners and leaders across sectors
- How artists can address public health challenges
- How artists and the transportation sector are collaborating to solve intractable problems and envision a more just future of mobility & infrastructure
- The role of artists in the future of community safety
- How we can center artists & culture bearers alongside designers to overcome bureaucratic racism in the design field