2023 Mid-Career Project Grantee | $10,000
Berry Farm Adventures
This grant will support the production of Annie’s eighth educational play for children, “Berry Farm Adventures.” It will allow her to compensate a director, costumer, set designer, musician, learning activity coordinator, audio describer, ASL interpreter and herself as playwright and producer. It will also offset the costs of space rental, materials, scripts, programs and advertising posters.
Annie Hough was born and raised in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Her first loves were nature and literature. After sustaining a disabling traumatic brain injury during adolescence, those loves helped her stay positive. They became passions — guiding her towards a Master’s degree in Horticulture and a career writing educational plays for children. Annie lives in Moorhead with her amazing friend Richard and their adorable dog Elmer. She is happiest when exploring nature, reading, writing, eating, triking, swimming and kayaking with friends and family. Annie is currently having a blast working on her eighth educational play for children.
The McKnight Foundation generously enables Forecast to provide Professional Development Grants for mid-career artists seeking to expand their work in the field of public art. Forecast mid- and early-career grants are designed to support independent projects, leadership development, professional development, risk-taking, multidisciplinary approaches, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of public art.