Foundation / Corporation
Forecast Public Art
Grants of $8,000 to Minnesota emerging artists to help support the creation of a temporary or permanent art project that is free and open to the public. For the purposes of these grants, public art can be defined broadly as artwork in the public realm, regardless of whether it is situated on public or private property, or whether it is supported through public or private funding. Artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Public artwork can range from temporary to permanent work, and can include murals, sculptures, interventions, performances, storytelling, iron pours, sound and light projects, dance, and spoken word. It is free and accessible to all members of a community.
An emerging or early-career artist is considered as, showing significant potential, yet under recognized by peers and arts professionals. Evidence of some professional achievement is expected but artists with an extensive record of accomplishment are not eligible.
- Quality and Clarity of Proposal: The strength of the proposed idea, clear consideration of the scope of work proposed and the applicant’s ability to see it through to completion.
- Value of Project to Artist’s Development: Applicants for this opportunity must be early-career artists with potential for development, innovation, deepened practice, or new growth.
- Benefit to the Community: This can take many forms from enjoyment to beautification, civic engagement, filling a need or meaningful collaboration. Community can be defined in a variety of ways and applicants should speak to how their work will benefit their defined community.
- Diversity of Lived Experience and Perspective: This criterion speaks to the Fund's value that the artists they support reflect the racial, cultural, gender, artistic, and geographic diversity of the state, and the stories and perspectives of the artists and communities served through public art. Particular emphasis is placed on supporting and amplifying the work of artists of color, female artists, LGBTQ artists, immigrant artists, artists from rural communities, as well as non-traditional public artists.
- Quality of Work Samples: This criteria relates both the quality of the work shared as well as the degree to which the work samples support the artist’s ability to complete the proposed work.
GrantWatch ID#: 174791
The funding period will be January 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online (after August 12): https://forecastpublicart.submittable.com/submit
For assistance and to schedule an appointment, email: email@example.com
Chitra Vairavan, Program Coordinator
651-641-1128 x 102
Forecast Public Art
2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55114