Daniel McCarthy Clifford

2019 Early Career Research + Development Grantee | $2,500

Protest and Punishment: Political Prisoners of Minnesota

McCarthy Clifford will perform archival research and community involvement and develop a series of leaflets highlighting an urgent history of activism and dissent in Minnesota. A roundtable workshop with local activists, press, historians, and union workers will inform the project through diverse perspectives, supplementing historical research into the stories of Minnesotan farmers, laborers, journalists, and politicians sentenced to federal prison for protesting during the first world war.


Forecast has been offering early-career artist grants supported by Jerome Foundation since 1989. In addition to funding, Forecast is dedicated to providing professional development and learning opportunities designed to assist emerging artists as they experiment/ hone their practices, and cultivate careers in the field. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.