M Jamison, with Yonci Jameson
2024 Early-Career Research + Development Grantee | $2,500
10’s Talk – Black Trans Femmes in Twin Cities Music
10’s Talk is a community conversation centered on advocacy and access for Black Trans Femme artists in music.
M Jamison is an interdisciplinary audio artist and musician based out of Minneapolis, MN. Her practice centers the narratives of Black Trans/Queer artists through record production, sound composition, scoring and live performance support. Her Collaborators include but are not limited to, Rashaad Newsome, Ms Boogie, Ahya Simone, Trannilish, Blu Bone, Kamilla Love, Denaisha and Cameron Downey. Her collaborative compositions have been shown at institutions such as Walker Art Center, Park Avenue Armory, Artcenter College of Design, and Kunstraum Kreuzberg. She has worked on projects commissioned by LACMA, Snapchat, Somerset House, and Artcenter College of Design. Her live production works have been performed on a global scale in club settings like Nowadays (NYC), to festival settings such as Dweller(NYC), Festival Fierté(Montreal) and Milkshake Festival(Amsterdam), to name a few. M’s work spans from traditional record production to performance art compositions and film scoring. Within all of her work lies a common theme – Black Trans/Queer liberation via personal autonomy and communal joy.
Yonci Jameson (they/she) is a West African drummer, Bass Clarinetist, DJ, and writer born/raised/based in Minneapolis. By way of sound selection & performance, and the pen/page, Yonci seeks to move bodies, and stimulate minds in homage to Black Queer traditions, and in service of a liberatory praxis.
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.