Forecast Public Art activates, inspires, and advocates for public art that advances justice, health, and human dignity. 

Forecast supports artists, partners, and communities throughout the entire process of creating public art that advances justice, health, and human dignity. We partner with decision-makers and stakeholders on arts and cultural planning efforts, and support public artists with funding, training, and opportunities to create partnerships and advance their public art careers. We also help others find, select, curate, fund, and commission public artists. Forecast emphasizes access for artists of color, indigenous artists, and groups that are traditionally excluded. 

Forecast firmly believes that culture and creativity are important drivers of creating a more just society. As one of the country’s first nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing the field of public art, we are called to advocate for and advance public art practices that advance justice, health and human dignity. We are invested in public art that plays a crucial role in creating a sense of belonging, and supporting people to realize their potential and live healthy lives.

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.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Individuals or teams are asked to provide the following, combined into a single PDF document: 


 

1. Letter of Interest: Please submit a one-page letter expressing your interest in the project, outlining your design and engagement approach, detailing how you plan to engage with the project, and providing your contact information. 


 

2. Statement of Qualifications: Include information about your qualifications and past experience in public art.. 


 

3. Work Samples and Work Sample Listing: Provide up to 10 work samples from previous projects that demonstrate your expertise. Include up to 10 digital images showcasing your recent and relevant work. Individuals and teams are limited to a maximum of 10 images. Include all images and label each with your full name, followed by a number corresponding to the list of work samples. Prepare a one-page listing of each work sample, providing a brief description and budget for each. For example: work sample 1, description, budget, work sample 2, description, and so on. This list should correspond to the images submitted as part of your statement of qualifications and work samples. 


 

4. References: Please provide a list of three references.
 

Ensure all materials are clearly labeled and submitted according to the specified guidelines.

NOTE: Do not submit a proposal for artworks at this time. 


Deadline: Monday, April 01, 2024, no later than 11:59 pm CT.

Late applications will not be considered.


QUESTIONS

Please submit all questions related to the project to Taylan DeJohnette at taylan@forecastpublicart.org by March 18th.

An addendum to all questions submitted will be posted on March 21st on the Forecast website at: 

https://forecastpublicart.org/sumner-library/

Forecast Public Art