jumatatu m. poe participated in ICPP’s Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Performance Artist Case Studies beginning in 2020.
This interview took place within the framework of the course “Entrepreneurial Strategies.” It was recorded over Zoom on Friday November 6, 2020.
• Public Event: Let ‘im move you: This Is An Invitation, Zoom, February 25, 2021 (video; 1:36:02)
• Interview: ICPP Interview #1 with jumamtatu m. poe, Entrepreneurial Strategies, Zoom, November, 6, 2020 (transcript and video; 1:48:41)
• Interview: ICPP Interview #2 with jumamtatu m. poe, Entrepreneurial Strategies, Zoom, February 26, 2021 (transcript and video; 1:53:56)
• What brought you to this work?
• What have been some pivotal moments of establishment/growth/transition in your career since then? Let’s make a list of periods, and feel free to keep adding to the different periods, and to identify positive experiences and successes, as well as the harder lessons and experiences of failure.
• What are some of the key knowledges you have accumulated through those identified stages? What themes/concerns emerge as significant at each stage?
• What relationships, affiliations, networks, and/or systems of provisioning do you deem integral to your work as an artist and your evolving artistic trajectory? How do these relationships (institutional, interpersonal, and otherwise) manifest and what makes them effective? What do you crave from those relationships?
• If they have not already emerged in our discussion, how have organizational and financial structures mapped onto these key moments in your artistic trajectory?
• What is missing from this map? What gaps are apparent?
• How have your strategies adhered to or diverged from conventional pathways?
• What are your fundamental needs as an artist, and how have you been getting those needs met?
Questions prepared by Deborah Goffe