portrait of Taylan De Johnette wearing a facemask, standing in front of a wall of framed artworks

Taylan De Johnette

2021 EARLY-CAREER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GRANTEE | $2,500

Mural Making Classes for Emerging Local BIPOC Artists

De Johnette will develop classes on new mural making techniques for local, emerging BIPOC artists. One much-needed skill and technique is the parachute cloth method. Funds will be allocated toward stipends for professional instructors, program organizers and class materials so that artists will attend classes free of charge. These series of tutorials will aid in the completion of three different community murals in Northeast Minneapolis using parachute cloth method projected for July 2021.

Taylan De Johnette is a Minneapolis based Designer and Visual artist originally from Southern California. She was previously apart of the inaugural cohort of studio #400 and is currently apart of P.F studios in the Northrup King building. She is a 2020-2021 PLACES: Research and Design Fellow, a Creatives After Curfew Lead coordinator and a Lead Lab assistant at Juxtaposition arts in North Minneapolis. Taylan is passionate about the socially innovative side of Art and Design, she loves storytelling, translating experiences and showcasing alternative perspectives. When not designing Taylan loves watching sci-fi movies. Her favorite quote is by Social Entrepreneur and equity Designer, Antionette Carol – “What many designers don’t realize is that they have the power to truly create change…we have the power to develop approaches around systematic impact, from micro campaigns to macro policy changes. Our mode of being moves beyond visual to intellectual and actionable.”

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.