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.
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Image credit above: View of the Exhibition De tabac et de foin d’odeur. Là où sont nos rêves, Musée d’art de Joliette, 2019. Photo: Romain Guilbault.
The ICCA activates Indigenous creative sovereignty, ensuring future ancestors have agency over their own cultures as an Inherent Right.
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.
The ICCA builds relationships for Indigenous artists and curators by supporting equitable collaboration and exchange within larger arts communities.
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.
Liz Barron, Executive Director – Interim
Sarah Nesbitt – Administrative Assistant
Reuben Friend, Co-Chair
Tarah Hogue, Co-Chair
Lori Beavis, Treasurer
Léuli Eshrāghi, Board Member
John Hampton, Board Member
Michelle McGeough, Board Member
Maia Nuku, Board Member
Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé, Board Member