portrait of Margo Gray

Margo Gray

2020 Early-Career Research and Development Grantee | $2,500

Iron Range: an auditory exploration

Gray will research and develop an app-based interactive audio experience for the Mesabi Trail between Grand Rapids and Ely, MN. This narrative journey would allow participants to see the places they pass through in a new way, and allow Gray to forward their practice as an artist by developing new techniques for interactivity and public accessibility.

Margo Gray (she/her or they/them) is a creator of interactive experiences. Trained as a theatre director, she has worked in immersive performance, technology-integrated theatre, and new work development, and is passionate about building empathy for others’ experiences through her work. She was a Fulbright fellow at the Moscow Art Theatre School, holds an MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University, and now splits her time between Minneapolis and Bearville Township in Itasca County, Minnesota.

Forecast has been offering early-career artist grants supported by Jerome Foundation since 1989. In addition to funding, Forecast is dedicated to providing professional development and learning opportunities designed to assist emerging artists as they experiment/ hone their practices, and cultivate careers in the field. 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.