About

About ICCA

The Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ICCA) is an Indigenous run and led non-profit organization that aims to support and connect fellow Indigenous curators, artists, writers, academics, and professionals through various methods of gathering. The ICCA engages in critical discourses, increases professional opportunities for our members, develops programming, and most importantly works to build reciprocal relationships with Indigenous curators, artists, communities and the institutions we engage with.

address:

425 – 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

email:

info@icca.art


Vision

The ICCA activates Indigenous creative sovereignty, ensuring future ancestors have agency over their own cultures as an Inherent Right.

Mission

Advocates, Activates, and Engages

The ICCA is an Indigenous arts organization that advocates, activates, and engages on behalf of Canadian and international Indigenous curators, critics, artists and representatives of arts and cultural organizations.

Develops and Programs

The ICCA develops and programs curatorial projects, researches Indigenous practices and educates through critical discourses on Indigenous arts and cultures.

Builds Relationships

The ICCA builds relationships for Indigenous artists and curators by supporting equitable collaboration and exchange within larger arts communities.

Increases Opportunities

The ICCA focuses on increasing opportunities for Indigenous artists and curators within established arts institutions and champions the development of new Indigenous-controlled arts spaces.

Collaborate, Challenge and Engage

The ICCA collaborates, challenges, and engages in critical discourse, always viewing the arts through a contemporary Indigenous lens.

ICCA Team

Staff

Camille Georgeson-Usher, Executive Director

Camille Larivée, Director of Programming

Emma Steen, Community Relations Manager

Quill Christie-Peters (maternity leave), Director of Education

Emily Critch, Program Coordinator

Emily Henderson, Executive Assistant

rudi aker, Community Membership Coordinator

Carrie Allison (maternity leave), Outreach Coordinator, Atlantic Region

Keisha Erwin, Gathering Coordinator

Laurena Finéus, Institutional Membership Coordinator

Summer Taylor, Communications Coordinator

Board

Reuben Friend, Co-Chair

Tarah Hogue, Co-Chair

Logan MacDonald, Vice Chair

Rhéanne Chartrand, Secretary

Lori Beavis, Treasurer

Léuli Eshrāghi, Board Member

John Hampton, Board Member

Adrienne Huard, Board Member

Michelle McGeough, Board Member

Maia Nuku, Board Member

Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé, Board Member

Shushkitew collective

Shushkitew Collective

Shushkitew Collective formed in 2020 with the goal of advancing Métis self-determination and flourishing in the arts through forms of gathering, knowledge sharing, research and advocacy. We have come together as artists, curators, writers, and educators to address the systemic inequities that have led to the underrepresentation and misunderstanding of Métis art and culture within the Canadian art system. We aim to build capacity for our artists and cultural workers, and to support intergenerational dialogue and learning toward engendering Métis futurity.

The founding members of Shushkitew Collective are Jason Baerg, Rhéanne Chartrand, Tarah Hogue, Jaime Morse and Michelle McGeough. More info here