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Early-Career Artist Project Grant

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Forecast Public Art

Deadline Date:

10/03/22

Description:

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Grants of $8,000 to Minnesota emerging artists to produce and present public works of art in a wide range of disciplines. Artists are required to obtain site permission for most projects. 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.

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.

Forecast seeks to fund a diverse group of artists working in all career stages and a range of public art practices and media. We 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. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174791

Number of Grants:

Two grants

Estimated Size of Grant:

$8,000 each

Term of Contract:

Grant-Funded Period: January 1 – November 30, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Early-career Minnesota-based artists may apply. Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota, having physically lived in the state for 12 of the past 24 months, and remain a resident throughout the project period.

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.

Projects may be additionally supported by public or nonprofit agencies, or through in-kind sources, however, private commissions are not eligible.

Organizations and Forecast Public Art staff, Board, and Committee members are not eligible.

Students in K-12 educational programs or enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

2023 Application Deadline: October 3, 2023

Applications will only be accepted via the Submittable online application system. Applications will open July 25, 2022.

The project site must be secured/uploaded by the application deadline on October 3, 2022 (written documentation of site approval is required for this grant).

Applicants may schedule a 30-minute feedback session to meet with staff to discuss grant proposals and receive feedback on draft application materials. To schedule a feedback session, send an email to the email address listed below.

No ticket sales or fees may be charged; all events and installations must be freely accessible.

Site permission is required for Early-Career Artist Project Grants. Obtaining permission for park locations can take time and applicants for Early-Career Artist Project Grants who are unable to obtain permission by the fall deadline must show documentation that they are in communication with park service staff and are aware of the necessary steps for obtaining required permissions.

FAQ: https://forecastpublicart.org/artist-support-2-2/frequently-asked-questions/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online (from July 25, 2022): https://forecastpublicart.submittable.com/submit

For general questions or to schedule a feedback session with staff, please email grants@forecastpublicart.org.

Forecast Public Art
2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 160
St. Paul, MN 55114
(651) 641-1128

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