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