Making it Public:
Public Art Workshop for Louisiana Organizations

The Louisiana Division of the Arts, in partnership with Atchafalaya National Heritage Area and Forecast Public Art, are pleased to invite nonprofit arts organizations, nonprofit organizations, public and private schools, school boards, colleges and universities, and local government agencies across Louisiana to participate in Making It Public, a free 5-week virtual training (August 23rd - September 20th, Every Tuesday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM) facilitated by Forecast Public Art designed to equip administrators in strengthening local capacity to support, create, and promote public art.

Making it Public will cover practical and tactical subjects for administrators at all level of experience with facilitating public art, such as stakeholder considerations, community engagement, preparing a call‐for‐artists, equitable selection processes, contracting, and more. 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. At the conclusion of the training, administrators will be equipped with the tools to create their own Call for Public Art.

Participating organizations will be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts to fund artists selected by way of a Call for Public Art in 2022-23. Through Making it Public and funding artists through grants to organizations, the Louisiana Division of the Arts aims to foster a community of practice that is inspiring more vibrant public spaces and public culture through public artmaking across Louisiana. Organizations wishing to apply must submit a letter of interest.

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Letters of interest will be accepted June 24 - July 25, 2022

A parallel workshop series geared towards LA artists will also be offered simultaneously, equipping artists across the state to be better prepared at responding to calls for public art projects.

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