The Forecast Public Art artists support grant application is now open

Below is the detail for the grants and application links.

Forecast grants support Minnesota-based individual early- and mid-career artists looking to advance their work in public art. They have 4 types of grants for supporting creation of public art!

Mid-Career Project Grant

Supports the creation of a new, publicly accessible, temporary or permanent artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by a Minnesota-based mid-career public artist


Mid-Career Professional Development Grant 

Supports Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art, through a project idea or participation in career-enhancing activities


Early-Career Artist Project Grant

Supports creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an early-career Minnesota-based artist


Early-Career Artist R&D Grant

Supports early-career artists in public art related research and development or with the planning phase of freely accessible public art installation or activity in Minnesota


There are 3 virtual information sessions:

Thursday, August  26
Noon – 1:00pm CDT
Register for Zoom session

Wednesday, September 1
6:00 – 7:00 pm CDT
Register for Zoom session

Sunday, September 12
3:00 – 4:00 pm CDT
Register for Zoom session

Forecast Public Art seeks to fund a diverse group of artists working in all career stages and ranges of public art practices and media and place particular emphasis on supporting and amplifying the artistic work of BIPOC and Native artists, LGBTQIA+ artists, womxn artists, immigrant artists, artists from rural communities, and artists with disabilities. It is their value that our applicants, panelists, and grantees reflect the racial, cultural, gender, artistic, physical ability, and geographic diversity of Minnesota and the 11 Native nations that share the same geography, and the stories and perspectives of the artists and communities we serve.

Please apply from this link:

Any questions or support needed for the application, please contact Aki Shibata (

Learn more about Forecast Public Art from here:

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