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The inaugural project period for Our Space will run June – August 2020 and conclude with a film screening and panel discussion in October 2020. The artist call application closes on Thursday, May 31 at 11:59p. Artists will be selected by a jury of POC/I artists and TCMA staff.

Selected artists will work in teams of two to create and execute a performance based on a community story in a Saint Paul public space. All performances, including the development process for each performance, will be professionally documented by photo and video.


Each artist selected will be paid a fee of $3,000 for their participation in Our Space for the project period. TCMA will cover all cost of project materials within a budget to be announced at the Our Space artist orientation.

Our Space artists will also receive professional video and photo documentation of their performances, and a two-day intensive public art training with Forecast Public Art.

As part of the project budget, Our Space artists will have access to consultation/assistance from creative specialists related to their project vision. Specialist areas may include but are not limited to:

Costume design
Set/prop design and/or fabrication
Lighting design
Sound design

Artists will not be responsible for recruiting their creative specialist.


Thursday, May 31

Artist applications are due at 11:59p!


Our Space artists announced!

Late June

Orientation and two-day intensive public art training for Our Space artists, led by Forecast Public Art (mandatory).

Late June – July

Artist teams prepare Our Space projects in conversation with Community Storytellers, including project vision, project location (with help from TCMA staff), design & fabrication, performance rehearsals

Late July – August

A total of six Our Space performances take place across
public spaces in Saint Paul.

Late August

Project wrap-up, includes debrief and survey goodness.


Our Space Film Screening & Panel Discussion (mandatory).
  • Do you identify as a BIPOC artist or supporting organization?