The deadline to submit your application is October 17, 2017. Applications will be available at https://forecastpublicart.submittable.com/submit starting on September 1.
Forecast Grants 101: Learn about grant options, eligibility, application requirements, and more. The sessions will be held on Thursday, September 14, from 6-7 p.m., and on Wednesday, September 20, from 6-7 p.m.
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The ABC’s of Site Permissions: Learn what site permissions are and how to obtain them with Mary Altman from the city of Minneapolis Public Art Program and Sarah Peters from NorthernLights.MN. You must secure site permission in order to apply for the early career project grant. The session will be held on Tuesday, September 7, from 6-7 p.m.
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About the grants
Two mid-career professional development grants of $5,000 each are available. These grants support Minnesota-based mid-career artists seeking to expand or advance their careers in the field of public art. Funding can be used to support the development of a project idea or to participate in activities that will help applicants further their careers as public artists. Professional development activities can range from residencies to apprenticeships, conferences, travel, study, skill development, and the creation of project models or prototypes, as long as the overall outcome is to advance the applicant’s public art career.
Two early-career project grants of $8,000 each are available. These 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 in the application).
• Four early-career research and development grants of $2,500 each are available. These grants support 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. Activities could range from research to planning, community dialogues, site or budget development, or model building. R and 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.
Definitions, FAQs, grant-writing tips, and more information is available at http://forecastpublicart.org/forecast/artist-services/grant-opportunities/.
The mid-career professional development grants are made available with funding from the McKnight Foundation. The early-career project grants and early-career research and development grants are made available with funding from the Jerome Foundation.