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.


Applications Due: Friday, May 3, 2019, 11:59 pm CST

Forecast Public Art and the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) seek artists/muralists to participate in inaugural week-long mural festival in Saint Paul, Minnesota from September 7-14, 2019


CHROMA ZONE is Minnesota’s first and largest public mural festival. Located in the state’s premier creative hub, the Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) in Saint Paul. CHROMA ZONE is a week-long celebration of muralism and street art. The festival is an inclusive event intended for all cultures, genders, ages and abilities. This first annual event is free for all ages to enjoy a new outdoor gallery in the heart of the city.

The Creative Enterprise Zone, located mid-city between downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis, has the goal to be a recognized center of creativity and enterprise, a place where people make a living by their creative capacities. Led by the CEZ, the festival is produced in partnership with Minnesota-based non-profit arts organization, Forecast Public Art, and artist-led design studio, Burlesque of North America.

Completed applications shall include: (1) a digital signature mural application (for groups, each artist must submit a signed application), and (2) relevant work samples.

View the full artist call at Forecast's website. Apply below. If you do not have an account with Submittable, you will need to create a free account.

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