Registration Open for Making It Public!

Free Artist Training Series for Developing Your Public Art Making Practice

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in partnership with Forecast Public Art, is pleased to invite New Jersey artists to participate in Making It Public - a free 5-week virtual workshop series designed to support artists of all disciplines in exploring their art making practice and expanding into public spaces. We urge all NJ-based artists, at any level of their careers, to utilize this free professional development opportunity - especially those who are new to the field of public art, as well as mid-career artists of any discipline.

This workshop series, comprising five 90-minute virtual workshop sessions, covers practical and tactical subject matter such as site analysis, stakeholder considerations, community engagement, RFPs vs RFQs, funding opportunities, contracting, and insurance. Select sessions include guest public art professionals, both local and national, adding a depth of knowledge about the field of public art, the profession, and its contemporary issues. Making It Public is facilitated by Forecast Public Art Consultant Candida Gonzalez on the Zoom platform.

Workshops begin March 2 and conclude on March 30, 2023. Check out the full schedule and expert bios here.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Nerbak, Artist Services Associate, New Jersey State Council on the Arts: or 609-292-4474

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the NJ Department of State and a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council believes the arts are central to every element we value most in a modern society including: human understanding; cultural and civic pride; strong communities; excellent schools; lifelong learning; creative expression; and economic opportunity. To learn more about the Council, please visit

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