Join Tom Borrup from Creative Community Builders and Jen Krava from Forecast as they share information about what public art can do and how it can be a catalyst in the health outcomes of communities. The first course, Public Art 101: Purposes and Processes, will be on October 27 at 5pm CDT. The second course, Public Art + Healthy Communities, will be on November 10 at 5pm CST. Both courses will be held via Zoom, and emerged from a two-year partnership with the American Planning Association to explore ways public art and placemaking contribute to thoughtful, innovative community health and wellness goals. Each course is $50 and participants do not have to attend course 1 in order to attend course 2.

Both courses will be held via Zoom, and emerged from a two-year partnership with the American Planning Association to explore ways public art and placemaking contribute to thoughtful, innovative community health and wellness goals.

Forecast is partnering with Bolton + Menk, 4RM+ULA, and Ramsey County to define a community-driven vision for Rice Street in Saint Paul, MN. Artist liaisons Krista Beier, Melvin Giles, Kazua Melissa Vang, and Kyle Voigtlander are using creative engagement to gather input from community members. Photos by Kazua Melissa Vang.

Public Art & Healthy Communities (course 2)

Wed, November 10, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST

Useful knowledge and tools about how to utilize public art to shape healthier, more vibrant, and better-designed cities.

About this event

This 120-minute, live, interactive course will expand your knowledge of public art, placemaking, and community health. It provides guidance through the process of assessment, planning, and implementation for a broad range of public art projects designed to improve health conditions of cities and neighborhoods. Among the areas of impact are individual physical and mental health, social cohesion, active lifestyles, a healthy environment, and safety. This course is taught by Jen Krava of Forecast Public Art and Tom Borrup of Creative Community Builders.

At registration, you will receive a unique access URL through Zoom. If you have problems accessing the course, reach out to consulting@forecastpublicart.org for assistance.

WE Mural in South Loop neighborhood, Bloomington, MN. Photo by Andres Perez.

Public Art 101: Purposes and Processes (course 1)

Wed, October 27, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CDT

This 90 minute course explores the why and how of public art.

About this event

This 90 minute, live, interactive course will help you build a functional vocabulary and familiarity with what public art can do and ways it comes to be. Public art supports a variety of goals and aspirations of many towns, cities, and neighborhoods, as well as the visions of many artists. How public art is planned, designed, implemented, and experienced will be reviewed. Case studies feature public art projects and how cities engage the public, select artists, and plan for and manage public art programs. The course is especially helpful for public policymakers, community and economic development practitioners, and others involved in planning and placemaking. This includes artists, community activists, and arts managers. This course is taught by Jen Krava of Forecast Public Art and Tom Borrup of Creative Community Builders.

At registration, you will receive a unique access URL through Zoom. If you have problems accessing the course, reach out to consulting@forecastpublicart.org for assistance.