Early-Career Artist Research + Development Grantee | $2,500
Ifrah Mansour will create the piece Ayayo’s Dream. Ayayo’s Dream will bring the West Bank together to imagine an artful and environmentally conscious archway near a pedestrian and bike path near a clinic, mosque, and mall in the neighborhood. Mansour will establish community relationships, learn how the community uses the space, and the community’s environmental awareness and recycling practices. Mansour will use this learning to plan for the creation of an art installation that activates the pedestrian path and bikeway.
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.