Making it Public: Applications Open

Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in Blog Post, Outreach

Applications close September 20, 2017

Want to make public art? Only 20 spots are available for Making It Public, a two-day intensive workshop to help artists make public art. This workshop is free to all participants.

Making it Public is a free, two-day intensive workshop designed for artists of any discipline, who are interested in exploring how to make their artwork public. Eligible applicants are individual artists new to working in public art, who are current residents of the state of Hawai‘i.

Making It Public offers:

  • Guest presentations from local artists and public art professionals
  • Discussions on the field, profession, history, and contemporary issues in public art
  • Explorations of your professional practice and possibilities in public art
  • Pairing with a public art mentor

Workshop Details

  • Thursday November 9 and Friday November 10, 2017. Participants are expected to attend both days.
  • Workshops will cover topics including site analysis, community engagement, permitting, conservation, proposal preparation, project management, and project ideation.
  • Participants will be paired with a mid-career artist mentor and have time during the workshop for conversation and relationship building.
  • Facilitated by Jen Krava and Theresa Sweetland from Forecast Public Art, with guest speakers.
  • Workshops will take place at Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu, HI.
  • The workshop is a product of and facilitated by Forecast Public Art with generous support from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and is offered at no cost to the participants.

Participant Qualifications

  • Artists of all media forms are welcome to participate.
  • Limit 20 participants.
  • Participants must commit to attending both days.
  • Participants must be new to working in public art.
  • Participants must be current residents of the state of Hawai‘i.
  • Forecast Public Art staff will notify all participants whether or not they have been accepted to participate in the workshop.

Online application: click here to apply!
Application will close on September 20, 2017 at 5 pm. 

Questions? Please contact Jen at