Early Career Artist Research and Development Grant



Grant Amount: Four grants, $2,500 each
Application Deadline: October 17, 2018
Grant-Funded Period: January – November 2019

Grant Intention: This grant supports public art research and development activities by Minnesota-based early-career artists.


This grant supports early-career artists in public art-related research and development, or with the planning phase of a freely accessible public art installation or activity in Minnesota. Activities could range from research to planning, community dialogues, site or budget development, or model building. R+D grants may be used for the development of proposals for other public or nonprofit agencies; however, they may not be used for private commissions.

  • 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), benefit to the community (250 words, early-career status (250 words), impact on career (250 words), resume (limit 2 pages), work samples, and work sample information.

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


Opportunity Opens

Sunday, Sep 9th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, Oct 17th 2018, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists