Forecast packaged our years of knowledge and experience to bring you learning opportunities and professional development. Let us help you incorporate public art and placemaking principles into your work, learn the nuts and bolts of how to get a project off the ground, or dive deeper into a specific area of expertise.


Build your public art knowledge from anywhere!

Forecast partnered with the American Planning Association (APA) to launch our online learning platform Forecast.ED. The platform offers courses for City Planners to build skills and knowledge to incorporate public art, placemaking, and community-engaged design into their work. The platform offers introductory courses now, with more coming soon.

Some of these courses offer continuing education credits through APA.


We will bring our knowledge to you where you are!

Forecast customizes trainings and workshops for artists, community leaders and allied professionals. We provide key knowledge about managing public art projects, conduct sessions to help take ideas from formation to implementation, and train community members on how to envision creative places and work with artists.

Hire Forecast to bring our in-person learning to any location across the U.S.

Making It Public

Designed for any studio practice/artistic approach – screen printing, sculpture, community engagement, painting and more, Making it Public offers guest presentations from local artists and public art professionals, discussions on the field, profession, history, and contemporary issues in public art, and explorations of your professional practice and possibilities in public art.

Public Art 101

Participants explore the expanding definition of public art. This workshop gives an overview of the nuts and bolts of public art projects from start to finish. For anyone interested in public art.

Participatory Public Art

What is participatory public art? What does it mean? How and where does it happen? In this workshop, participants learn about contemporary participatory practice and apply their learning to collaboratively implement a participatory project of their own.

Train the Trainer

We train community members how to envision creative places and work with artists to realize their vision. In New London, MN on-the-ground organizers are guiding public art projects based on our training, creating an arts-centric community. Learn more.

Artist Visits

Want to get behind the scenes with a professional public artist? Forecast can help you connect with artists and teaching artists willing to share their personal and professional adventures in public art with you or your community.

Presentations and Tours

Forecast.ED staff bring the world of public art to your conference, classroom, meeting, or gathering. Presentations may be customized based a topic of interest to you. Special rates for thematically-related issues of Public Art Review are available upon request. We specialize in discussions that directly meet the needs of participants. Special workshops or breakout sessions may be developed to address local issues, build skills, improve teamwork and collaboration, or develop new plans.

Forecast.ED provides tours of public art throughout the Twin Cities. These range from two or three hour tours (walking, bus or van) in specific regions to 6 hour tours that span the Twin Cities and include meals, talks with artists and informal dialogues on related topics.

Connecting the Dots

Join Creative Consulting Director Jack Becker in the creation of a labyrinth at a site of your choosing. Becker works with participants to uncover the history of the labyrinth and connect it to contemporary public art and placemaking. At the end of the session, you have an amazing, temporary public art piece and have experienced a deeply unique leadership and team building experience.

Don’t see what you are looking for listed here? We can design and adapt workshops for you.