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.