Forecast Public Art grants available for MN artists

Posted by

Forecast Public Art supports Minnesota-based emerging and mid-career artists in the development and creation of new public artwork in Minnesota. We have 3 grant opportunities coming up with an application deadline of October 6, 2015.

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant
$5,000 to support public art-related professional development for MN-based mid-career artists. Proposed work can assist with the development of a project idea or involve participating in activities that will help applicants further their careers as public artists nationally (residencies, apprenticeships, conferences, travel, study, creation of project models or prototypes.

Emerging Artist Research & Development Grant
$2,500 to support emerging artists in public art-related research and development or with the planning phase of freely accessible public art installation or activity in Minnesota. Activities could range from research to planning, community dialogues, site or budget development, or model building.

Emerging Artist Project Grant
$8,000 to support the creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an emerging Minnesota-based artist. This grant is funded through the Visual Arts category of the Jerome Foundation. Projects may be in any form or discipline, including performance, dance, storytelling, photography, film, sculpture, painting, etc., as long as there is a visual focus.

Please closely review eligibility criteria before submitting an application. Email with questions.

Public Art 101 Workshops
Join us for a brief overview of the field of public art and Forecast’s grant opportunities and application process. Staff will be on-hand afterwards to answer questions and review proposal materials!

  • Wednesday, September 16, 6-7pm
  • Monday, September 28, 6-7pm 

RSVP for workshops by emailing

Feedback Sessions
30-minute meetings are available with Forecast staff to review draft proposal materials, answer questions, and discuss the application process. Meetings are available on September 24, September 28, and October 1. Sign up for a meeting at

Written by


No Comments Yet.

Leave Your Comment

Skip to content