Bryan Thao Worra

2019 Mid-Career Project Grantee | $10,000

 Laomagination 2019: A Little Room for Tomorrows

Thao Worra will create an interactive Lao American speculative poetry exhibit in North Minneapolis. Laomagination 2019: A Little Room for Tomorrows will reflect on 20 years of the Lao imagination in diaspora across intercultural lines, addressing the Secret War for Laos, its Minnesotan roots and legacy, and our prospective shared futures.


The McKnight Foundation generously enables Forecast to provide Professional Development Grants for mid-career artists seeking to expand their work in the field of public art. 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.