VOICES IN THE FIELD

We’re pleased to share our digital publication FORWARD and a curated selection of articles from our closed print magazine Public Art Review. Passionate about storytelling and uplifting a variety of creative voices? Connect with our community of creative changemakers! We are excited to partner with you to tell dynamic stories of impactful public art. Contact us to learn more.

FORWARD

The FORWARD issue 1 welcome page shows a group of BIPOC folks wearing masks, waving and sitting on their front steps. That image is from a story in the publication. A headline reads, "How Artists Help Drive Better Public Health Outcomes"

This new digital publication and conversation series highlights how artists are partnering with cities, institutions and communities to courageously tackle the vital issues of our time. 

FORWARD aims to show decision-makers how artists are critical partners in addressing pressing issues in America, from public health to the fate of our climate. We invite policy makers, public health workers, urban planners, architects, artists, city managers, funders—anyone interested in working to advance justice, health and human dignity—to engage, contribute and learn with us.

FORWARD is free, allowing us to reach people anywhere, without barriers to access. We hope you will read and share the content widely. 

FORWARD issue 2 welcome page, showing children walking along a colorful crosswalk

CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF FORWARD

The team at Forecast is incredibly proud to celebrate one year since the launch of FORWARD, our new digital publication and conversation series highlighting how artists are partnering with communities to tackle the vital issues of our time.

After a year of three issues and four panel discussions helmed by three guest editors, four featured essayists, and two guest curators—all uplifting the creative solutions of dozens of artists to a consistent audience of nearly 3,000 readers and viewers—we are just getting started.

We continue updating these live publications—with content that remains relevant as long as we are collectively solving these critical community issues—and we hope you’ll continue enjoying and sharing them. Stay tuned for the next issue, slated for release in early in 2022 with guest editor Joseph Kunkel, created in partnership with MASS Design.

Top row: Karen Olson, Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Ben Stone; Middle: Charles T. Brown, Tricia Heuring, Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, Andrea Jenkins; Bottom: Dr. André de Quadros, Amina Cooper, Dr. Meghan Venable-Thomas.

A big thank you to guest editors Karen Olson, Ben Stone, and Mallory Rukhsana Nezam, featured essayists Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Charles T. Brown, Andrea Jenkins, and Dr. André de Quadros, and Public Art Now guest curators Tricia Heuring and Amina Cooper, as well as contributor Dr. Meghan Venable-Thomas, and partner organizations the University of Florida’s Center for Arts and Medicine, ArtPlace America, Smart Growth America, and PolicyLink, all of whom contributed to a virtual space that honors the creative collaborations and incredible solutions that arise when artists are valued project facilitators.

CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY OF CREATIVE CHANGEMAKERS

Do you want to connect with artists, designers and cultural leaders? Collaborate with us on an upcoming issue of FORWARD

Through FORWARD, we highlight how artists are partnering with cities, institutions, and communities to courageously tackle the vital issues of our time. We invite policy makers, public health workers, urban planners, architects, artists, city managers, funders, and others to get in touch.

Featured FORWARD Content

SPECIAL PUBLISHING PROJECT

Forecast collaborated with the ArtPlace team to project manage their book ArtPlace: 10 Years, telling their story in a dynamic way.

Our team mapped out how to tell the story of ArtPlace, and contracted the writers, editors, designer, digital platform, and printer to produce the book. Through all the challenges of 2020, we worked side by side with ArtPlace to get this publication ready in time to launch at their final Summit in October 2020.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT,    READ THE BOOK ONLINE,    PURCHASE A PRINT COPY,    DOWNLOAD THE BOOK PDF

PUBLIC ART REVIEW

With the launch of FORWARD, we are closing our magazine Public Art Review after 31 wonderful years. Past issues are available to browse digitally for free on Forecast’s Issuu page.

While we hope you’ll join us and enjoy FORWARD, we invite you to continue to find inspiration from PAR on our site. Explore curated content covering topics ranging from Agriculture + Food to Workforce Development; you’ll find the full list on the Explore More section below. For further inspiration, browse select Projects We Love, and dive deep into the past two issues, 58 and 59. You can also flip through digitized PDFs of past issues of most of the print magazine on Forecast’s Issuu page; a preview of issue 59 is linked below.

PUBLIC ART REVIEW ONLINE

Flip through digital issues of the magazine

Click on the banner below to start browsing Public Art Review issue 59, which is expandable to full screen via the brackets in the banner’s lower right corner.
To browse more digital issues, click Read More, or visit Forecast’s Issuu page to access every available issue.