Members Vote to Change the ACC’s Name
On October 3, 2020 the ACC held our Annual General Meeting for our members over Zoom. The meeting was hosted by the ACC’s Co-Chairs Tarah Hogue and John Hampton with presentations from Executive Director Camille Usher, Director of Programming Camille Larivée, and ACC Treasurer Lori Beavis. Throughout the meeting we presented and discussed what the 2019-2020 fiscal year looked like for us as an organization, please see our ANNUAL REPORT for more information and for a full report of the year.
Aside from the fun bingo games at the end of the meeting, the ACC’s members voted to change our name (in English) from the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective to the Indigenous Curatorial Collective, while it will remain the same in French.
The process for deciding on the Indigenous Curatorial Collective was long, we began by working with the Board of Directors and the ACC’s Advisory committee to narrow down the choices to four options that would make the most sense for us. Following this initial brainstorming, we spent months doing various consultations with communities on social media, over our newsletter, and by directly reaching out to individuals. 58% of ACC members and communities voted for the Indigenous Curatorial Collective, whereas the second choice Cura: Indigenous Curatorial Network had 19% of the votes.
We are very excited about this change, but it will take us some time to change our name on all platforms and we will be working with designers to come up with a new logo and also a new acronym that makes sense for us.