Early-Career Artist Project Grant



Grant Amount: Two grants, $8,000 each
Application Deadline: October 17, 2018
Grant-Funded Period: January 1 – November 30, 2019

Grant Intention: This grant supports the creation of a new public art project by a MN-based early-career artist.


Early-Career Artist Project Grants support the creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an early-career, Minnesota-based artist.

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

The project site must be secured by the application deadline (written documentation of site approval is required).

  • What is Public Art? Broadly speaking, public art is 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. It can range from temporary to permanent work, murals to 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.
  • What is an Early-Career Artist? An early-career artist is considered as, “showing significant potential, yet…under recognized by their peers and arts professionals. Evidence of some professional achievement is expected but artists with an extensive record of accomplishment are not eligible.” Forecast’s early-career artist grants are funded by the Jerome Foundation and additional details regarding the early-career artist focus can be found here.  


  • Applications will only be accepted via the Submittable online application system starting September 1, 2018. Apply here. https://forecastpublicart.submittable.com/submit
  • Complete applications include the following: brief proposal overview (limit 75 words), proposal (limit 500 words), community connection (250 words), early-career status (250 words), career impact (250 words), resume (limit 2 pages), site permission, budget, work samples, and work sample information

These grants are made possible through generous funding from Jerome Foundation.

Opportunity Opens

Thursday, Sep 6th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, Oct 17th 2018, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists