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 live in Minnesota and are collaborative, innovative leaders interested in the arts, artists, and playing a role in making positive change in communities.


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 – 7pm
  • Saturday, September 15, 9am – 3pm
  • Friday, October 5, 1 – 7pm
  • Saturday, October 6, 9am – 3pm

Participant Qualifications

  • Are Indigenous/Native American, and/or Latinx, and/or Asian Pacific Islander, and/or Arab/Middle Eastern, and/or Black
  • Have lived in Minnesota for the past 12 months
  • Have experience or interest 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
  • Are open to new experiences, relationships, and cross-sector collaborations
  • Can commit to the dates and times scheduled for the sessions

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.