The First Iteration of Curating Care is now Finished

May 20, 2020

Curating Care is a project that ran from March 14th until May 19, 2020 in response to museum and gallery closures across the globe. As a team the ACC-CCA views curators as having an important role in bringing multiple components together and ensuring that everything is engaged with the utmost care. From this, we came to understand that Care is not discussed enough as an integral component to our practices but is incredibly ingrained in our work in the arts and in relation to our specific communities. So, we wanted to know how Indigenous peoples working in or alongside the arts locate care and how this might shift relationships with institutions in the future. Although this iteration of Curating Care is finished for now with the incredibly generous support of the Inspirit Foundation, we look forward to what conversations and ideas this initiative might bring up in the future.

The call for submissions is below for more context on the initiative.

And please visit our Vimeo page / archive of care to watch all the incredible videos from participants.

In response to gallery and museum closures and program suspensions due to COVID-19 across the world, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones is inviting Independent INDIGENOUS Curators and Arts Creatives to join our Curating Care project in order to receive a small honorarium.

As we near the end of the fiscal year, we have a small pocket of money that we would like to use to support Independent INDIGENOUS Curators and Artists who have been financially affected by global responses to COVID-19. We are able to offer $250 honorariums to eligible participants, all you need to do is submit a 2-minute video outlining who you are, what your practice is, and how you locate care throughout your practice. These videos will be posted publicly on our Website and on our Vimeo account.

This small pocket of money is based on a first come first serve basis, we will do everything we can to make sure it is as fair and ethical as possible, and in saying this we must state that this opportunity is for INDIGENOUS CURATORS AND ARTS CREATIVES ONLY.

Please consider these funds are limited and on a first come first serve basis and be mindful of applying if you have access to other financial opportunities or privileges.


En réponse aux fermetures de galeries et de musées et aux suspensions de programmations en raison de COVID-19 à travers le monde, le Collectif des commissaires autochtones / Aboriginal Curatorial Collective invite des commissaires AUTOCHTONES indépendants et des créateurs d’arts à se joindre à notre projet de afin de recevoir un petit honoraire.

Alors que nous approchons de la fin de la présente année fiscale, nous avons un petit montant d’argent que nous aimerions utiliser pour soutenir les commissaires et artistes AUTOCHTONES indépendants qui ont été financièrement affectés par les réponses mondiales face au COVID-19. Nous sommes en mesure d’offrir des honoraires de 250 $ aux participants éligibles, tout ce que vous avez à faire est de soumettre une vidéo de 2 minutes décrivant qui vous êtes, votre pratique artistique et comment les pratiques de soins (care) s’inscrivent à travers votre pratique. Ces vidéos seront publiées publiquement sur notre site Web et sur notre compte Vimeo.

Cette petit montant d’argent est basé sur le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi, nous ferons donc tout notre possible pour nous assurer qu’elle soit aussi équitable que possible, et donc, nous devons déclarer que cette opportunité est pour les COMMISSAIRES AUTOCHTONES ET LES CRÉATEURS ARTISTIQUES SEULEMENT.
Veuillez considérer que ces fonds sont limités et sur la base du premier arrivé, premier servi et n’oubliez pas de prendre en compte vos accès à d’autres opportunités ou privilèges financiers.

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