Forecast Public Art activates people, networks and proven practices to advance the transformational power of arts in public life.

Founded in 1978, Forecast Public Art was one of the first nonprofit organizations in the United States dedicated to advancing the field of public art. Forecast activates people, networks, and proven practices to advance the transformational power of the arts in public life. We:

  • Offer a wide range of expertise to communities seeking help with planning public art projects that express a community’s sense of place and pride.
  • Support artists with grants, professional development opportunities, and technical assistance as they grow and develop their careers.
  • Publish an award-winning magazine, Public Art Review — the world’s leading publication devoted to contemporary public art.    

What is public art?

Public art plays a crucial role in shaping our culturally vibrant and sustainable communities. Artists of all disciplines are treating public space as a venue for creative experimentation. Public art offers opportunities for community collaboration, for ideas to shape our environment, and to influence change. The definition is always expanding — performance art, interventions, land art, and wrapped buildings are just some examples — and artists are redefining public art every day.

Ends on July 18, 2017

Grant Amount: $50,000 - 1 grant
Application Deadline: RFQ Deadline July 18, 2017
Grant-Funded Period: January 2018 – June 2019

Grant Intentions: This 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. Projects may be in any form or discipline, including performance, dance, storytelling, photography, film, sculpture, painting, etc.