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Applications Now Open for Groundwork

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR GROUNDWORK

Do you want to build the skills needed to become a public art consultant?

Apply for Groundwork, a four-day intensive offered by Forecast for IBPOC (Indigenous and/or Black, and/or Persons of Color) who are collaborative, innovative leaders interested in the arts, artists, and playing a role in making positive change in communities.

Public art consultants help connect the ideas, energies, and talents of artists with the needs and opportunities of communities and client groups. They facilitate the commissioning of new artwork, identify and curate public artists, produce and manage public events, design and implement community engagement efforts, develop public art plans for public and private developers, and more.

Public agencies and private entities rely increasingly on public art consultants to help guide and facilitate projects and processes to ensure successful public art and placemaking outcomes. Investment in arts and cultural initiatives continue to grow throughout the country, especially in cities and towns addressing arts and place-based development.

Nationally there is a lack of IBPOC in the public art consulting field. Forecast seeks to fill existing gaps in the field of public art consulting through Groundwork, providing opportunities in consulting work and preparing a more diverse network of consultants to help shape the future of public art and place-based work in cities and communities.

This intensive will offer an overview of the public art consulting world, including: types of work available in this field, the broad range of projects Forecast engages, an understanding of how your strengths, perspectives, and skills can be maximized
within the field.

Groundwork is designed for IBPOC with experience in the arts and/or related sectors of the community, including but not limited to: public art, design and architecture, planning, community-engaged arts, community organizing, creative placemaking, economic development, education, environmental justice, health care, housing, native nations, public policy, public systems, youth development.

Following this intensive, participants will have the opportunity to apply to gain paid on-the-ground experience, working on current Forecast projects in 2019. Number of hours will vary by project and participant availability.

Facilitators
Groundwork will be facilitated by Forecast staff in partnership with the following, and others:
  • Sandy Agustin, Creative Facilitator
  • Nicole Crutchfield, Planning Director, City of Fargo
  • Kersten Elverum, City Planner, City of Hopkins
  • James Garrett, Architect and Founder, 4RM+ULA
  • John Gebratetose, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, HUGE Theater
  • Mike Hoyt, Creative Community Liaison, Pillsbury House + Theatre
  • A. Rafael Johnson, Arts-based Evaluator, TerraLuna Collaborative
  • Nathan Johnson, Architect, 4RM+ULA
  • Tisidra Jones, Founder & CEO, Strong & Starlike Consulting, Inc.
  • Pam Korza, Co-Director, Animating Democracy
  • Neeraj Mehta, Director of Learning, McKnight Foundation
  • Satoko Muratake, Landscape Designer and Associate, TEN x TEN
  • Julia Nekessa Opoti, Multi-Media Storyteller and Research Consultant
  • Vidhya Shanker, Research and Evaluation Consultant, Rainbow Research
  • Deanna Rae StandingCloud, Program and Community Network Director, Tiwahe Foundation
  • Caroline Taiwo, Economic Opportunity Program Director, Springboard for the Arts
  • Karis Thompson, Consultant, Community Development + Community Engagement
  • Dudley Voigt, FLOW Artistic Director
  • Harry Waters Jr., Professor of Theatre, Artist, Consultant
  • Eleonore Wesserle, Director of Narrative Strategy, Line Break Media
  • Julio Zelaya, GMRJP Coordinator, ACLU Minnesota
Timeline
This intensive will take place over two weekends in the fall of 2018, in the Twin Cities. Participants are expected to attend all four days (times are approximate):
  • Friday, September 14, 1 – 7 pm
  • Saturday, September 15, 9 am – 3 pm
  • Friday October 5, 1 – 7 pm
  • Saturday October 6, 9 am – 3 pm
Selection Process
Interviews of selected applicants will take place the week of August 6. Notification of the final selection of Groundwork participants will be made by Thursday, August 16.

The application deadline is Monday, July 30 at 4:30 pm CST. To apply click here.

This professional level training is provided free of cost to all participants thanks to a generous Arts Access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. 

Please contact Forecast if you have any questions about
eligibility, application, or participation at 
consulting@forecastpublicart.org or 651-641-1128.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Looking for Minnesota-based Mid-Career Public Artists to Apply!

Forecast’s 2018 Mid-Career Project Grant is open for applications

 

This 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. Projects may be in any form or discipline, including performance, dance, storytelling, photography, film, sculpture, painting, etc. The deadline to apply is July 18, 2017.

More information is available at http://forecastpublicart.org/mcknight-project-grant/

Starting June 15, the application will be available here: https://forecastpublicart.submittable.com/submit

 

Two Stage Application Process


Stage 1: RFQ

  • RFQs are due on July 18, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Applications will be accepted via the Submittable online application platform. Click here to apply. (Application will be open beginning June 15, 2017).
  • Complete applications include: a narrative (limit 650 words), a 2-page resume, and work samples.
  • Read application details. Please note that failure to follow application instructions may result in your application being deemed ineligible. Email grants@forecastpublicart.org with questions.
  • A panel of public art professionals will select 5 finalists, each of whom will be provided with a $1,000 stipend to support the preparation of a presentation and proposal that will be shared with the selection jury in December 2017.
  • Applicants will be notified of finalist decisions by early September.

Stage 2: Finalist Presentations

  • An informational meeting will be held for finalists in early fall and past proposal examples will be shared with finalists.
  • Presentations: Finalists will be required to prepare a 20-minute project presentation to give the panel a detailed and accurate indication of the work. Presentations can be made utilizing digital imaging programs such as Auto Cad or Sketch Up. They can be illustrated on boards or be presented as physical models or maquettes. Materials may not be returned to finalists.
  • Printed Materials: Finalists will be expected to prepare a printed proposal including at minimum a project description, budget, timeline, and a site approval letter.
  • Site approval must be secured by the date of finalist presentations (written documentation of site approval is required). It is recommended that applicants begin a discussion with site owners at the RFQ stage.

Selection Criteria

Past Recipients

2018 will be the seventh year that this grant will be awarded. Past awardees include:

 Staff Assistance

Info Session: Forecast’s Mid-Career Public Art Grants
This session will include an overview of our grants, application process, and selection criteria, as well as tips and resources for preparing strong applications!
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • 6-7 p.m.
  • Forecast Public Art, 2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 160, St. Paul, MN 55114
  • RSVP HERE

Feedback Meetings: Limited 30-minute feedback meetings are available with Forecast staff. Dates to be announced. Applicants should come ready with materials they would like reviewed by staff.

Artist Services staff are available to answer questions and to assist applicants in navigating the application process. Email grants@forecastpublicart.org or call Jen Krava at 651-641-1128 x111.

This grant opportunity is generously funded by The McKnight Foundation.

Forecast Public Art Grants Opportunities

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 2.20.28 PMLooking for more grant opportunities to help further your career?  Public Art is a great way to engage the community in the arts and there are plenty of opportunities for artists and individuals interested in this type of work.

Forecast Public Art has some pretty good grant opportunities for Minnesota-based emerging and mid-career artists in the development and creation of new public artwork in Minnesota.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

October 06, 2015

  1. Mid-Career Professional Development Grant

    $5,000 to support public art-related professional development for MN-based mid-career artists. Proposed work can assist with the development of a project idea or involve participating in activities that will help applicants further their careers as public artists nationally (residencies, apprenticeships, conferences, travel, study, creation of project models or prototypes.

  2. Emerging Artist Research & Development Grant

    $2,500 to support emerging artists in public art-related research and development or with the planning phase of 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.

  3. Emerging Artist Project Grant

    $8,000 to support the creation of a temporary or permanent public artwork anywhere in the state of Minnesota by an emerging Minnesota-based artist. This grant is funded through the Visual Arts category of the Jerome Foundation. Projects may be in any form or discipline, including performance, dance, storytelling, photography, film, sculpture, painting, etc., as long as there is a visual focus.

Questions? 
Please closely review eligibility criteria before submitting an application. Email grants@forecastpublicart.orgwith questions.

Forecast Artist Services are made possible in part, by generous support from the Mcknight Foundation and Jerome Foundation.

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