Updates from Forecast Public Art

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2021 Artist Grant Applications are NOW OPEN!Forecast is excited to accept grant applications from Minnesota-based individual early- and mid-career artists looking to advance their work in public art. They seek to fund a diverse group of artists working in all career stages and a range 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, and artists from rural communities.

Your safety and the safety of your community is a priority.
Please refer to the 
current COVID-19 guidelines from the state of Minnesota when crafting your proposal. If you have questions about how the pandemic might affect your application, please contact Forecast.

Visit their website to learn more about the grants they offer and sign up for a virtual information session.

Due by October 28, 2020

LEARN MORE & APPLY

 

FORECAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SPEAKING AT URBAN LAND INSTITUTE (ULI) ONLINE EVENT
ULI members can tune in as Theresa Sweetland participates in this global talk discussing how artists can be catalysts for creating more equitable and inclusive places, and how creative placemaking has emerged as a strategy to draw attention to racial injustice, elevate diverse voices, and create opportunity for socially distanced community gathering.
Creative Placemaking in the Time of COVID
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
1:00 – 2:15 PM EDT

R E G I S T E R

 

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY!
Forecast is facilitating a call for two artists/teams to submit qualifications to design and create two murals on a new mixed-use development in south Minneapolis. Applicants must be experienced visual artists, muralists, illustrators or teams connected to at least one of the adjacent communities. Early career artists are encouraged.
Apply by 4:00 PM CDT, September 1, 2020.

M O R E

 

NEW CEZ SUMMER MURALS
Forecast is thrilled to have helped the CEZ find qualified artists and muralists to create more public art in this creative hub for their 2020 CEZ Summer Mural Project, during the Chroma Zone festival hiatus. Visit the area now to find new work by Reggie LeFlore (left), and art collective Beatrix*Jar, with more soon by Xee Reiter and Wes Winship.
DID YOU KNOW FORECAST OFFERS CONSULTING
AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE?

An experienced consulting team leads accessible and equitable arts and cultural planning efforts nationwide, and around the globe. They can help you find artists, design and facilitate artist-led community engagement, create public art and memorial plans, perform equity reviews of public art collections, and more. The team is available to work with you remotely during the pandemic!

WORK WITH FORECAST

 

a logo for the toolkit includes a teal umbrella shielding this phrase from the rain: Creative Alternatives to in-person arts-based activities. A flower grows from the V in Creative.

TOOLKIT FOR
ARTISTS + ADMINS

In April, FORECAST launched a toolkit with strategies for adapting in-person arts-based activities during the pandemic. They continue to develop it based on open-source input from you and examples of how you are adapting your in-person arts-based projects.

D O W N L O A D

 

ARTIST RESOURCES

Forecast compiling a growing list of artist resources related to COVID-19, in addition to public art and placemaking opportunities for artists. Opportunities include Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), grants, other calls for entry, as well as employment, fellowship and volunteer opportunities. Visit this list often on our Creative Studio page, which also includes information about our annual grants and other artist resources.

COVID-19 RELIEF LIST

O P P O R T U N I T I E S

 

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