Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Margaret S. McCreary AKA Margo McCreary
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Otter Tail
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will take my show to curbsides or grassy fields as I engage new venues and gatherings for a puppet show. I will forge good working relations with each new presenter. I will provide surveys to presenters to evaluate their satisfaction with our program. We will assess the likelihood of their inviting us back, or being inclined to have other touring artists. 2: I have chosen a number of communities and types of venues in my tour that I have not previously visited. Evaluation will assess numbers of audience in attendance, audience response to the program, evaluation of touring artists as to the success of the show in the particular venue.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We presented fifteen shows at thirteen non-theater venues. 2: I toured The On-Time Circus to thirteen venues, and nine of the eleven presenters were new to me. The venues were all non-traditional settings for theater to take place.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
Margo McCreary will tour the musical puppet show Dogs Make Do in a hand-built puppet trailer, performing for audiences who have gathered for a variety of activities including county fairs, community festivals, local farmers' markets, and camping.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Margaret S. McCreary AKA Margo McCreary
(612) 735-7296
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jessica Frost: Program Director, North House Folk School; Robin Gillette: Arts Administrator, Minnesota Fringe Festival; Jane Gudmundson: Freelance consultation, education and the arts; George Keller: Performer, Producer, Educator; Katherine Milton: Independent instructional designer and arts administrator; board member, Minnesota State University Design Council; Natalie Morrow: Founder of The Twin Cities Black Film Festival; Elizabeth Mowry: Community engagement coordinator, Juxtaposition Arts; Douglas Scholz-Carlson: Artistic director, Great River Shakespeare Festival; Lisa Vesel: Executive director, Minnesota Discovery Center
Conflict of Interest Disclosed