Forecast 2020 Public Art Grants

Opportunity

2020 Grant Applications will open August 12, 2019
Application Deadline: October 16, 2019
Grant-Funded Period: January 1 – November 30, 2020

Mid-Career Project Grant*
Supports the creation of a new, publicly accessible, temporary or permanent artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by a Minnesota-based mid-career public artist

Mid-Career Professional Development Grant 
Supports Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art, through a project idea or participation in career-enhancing activities

Early-Career Artist Project Grant*
Supports creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an early-career Minnesota-based artist

Early-Career Artist Research & Development Grant
Supports early-career artists in public art related research and development or with the planning phase of freely accessible public art installation or activity in Minnesota

*Site permissions/approval must be uploaded in applications for Early-Career and Mid-Career Project Grants.

RSVP for The ABCs of Site Permissions workshop hosted at Forecast Public Art on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

Grant Information Session + Application Assistance

Our first grant information session will be held at All My Relations Gallery. Please join us in learning more about the grants described below.

Thursday, July 11, 2019
6:00 – 7:00 PM
All My Relations Gallery
1414 East Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
RSVP here

Come Coffee + Chat with Jen Krava, Director of Programming + New Initiatives, to get 1-1/small group help with writing your Forecast Public Art grant.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
9am – 10:30am
Breaking Bread Café
1210 W Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
RSVP here

Saturday, August 24, 2019
11am – 12:30pm
Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op
1500 7th St W.
St Paul, MN 55102
RSVP here

EQUITY COMMITMENT

Forecast seeks to fund a diverse group of artists working in a range of public art practices and media. We place particular emphasis on supporting and amplifying the artistic work of artists of color, female artists, LGBTQ artists, immigrant artists, artists from rural communities, as well as non-traditional public artists. It is our value that our applicants, panelists, and grantees reflect the racial, cultural, gender, artistic, and geographic diversity of our state, and the stories and perspectives of the artists and communities we serve. Artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

NEED TIME AND SPACE TO WRITE YOUR APPLICATION?

Grant Writing Study Halls help you carve out space to work on your Forecast grant, get questions answered by Forecast staff, and connect with other artists doing similar work.
Contact [email protected].

UNABLE TO ATTEND A GRANT INFORMATION SESSION?

The video HERE covers detailed information about all of Forecast’s grants, how we define public art, and tips for writing your grant.

NEED HELP WITH A GRANT?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and grant writing tips.

NEED FEEDBACK ON AN APPLICATION?

Schedule a 30-minute feedback session with Forecast experts. Contact [email protected].

NEED ASSISTANCE WITH SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION IN ENGLISH?

We can help connect you with resources. Contact [email protected].

Opportunity Opens

Monday, Aug 12th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, Oct 16th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists