This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community on Dec 12, 2018
What happens when you connect the ideas and energies of artists with the needs and opportunities of community? Jack Becker is founder of Forecast Public Art, a 40-year old, Minnesota-based nonprofit that connects the ideas and energies of artists with the needs and opportunities of communities. As publisher of Public Art Review, he enjoys sharing trends and critical issues in the field of public art, as well as broadening people’s notion of what public art is, what it can be, and how we all get to participate in the public art ecosystem. Jack has earned a lifetime achievement award from Public Art Dialogue group at the College Art Association, and from the Public Art Network at Americans for the Arts. In addition, he has partnered with Shanghai University to launch an International Award for Public Art to recognize excellence in the field.