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ACC/CCA Membership

The Membership program was developed at the ACC-CCA’s incorporation in 2006 and will now see the implementation of an Institutional Membership Program; Community Membership; and an ACC-CCA Member’s Database.

Community Membership

Our members are artists, curators, art historians and cultural workers who nurture and sustain a presence for contemporary and customary Aboriginal Arts.

The ACC-CCA considers community members as both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals interested in engaging in conversations on Indigenous curatorial practices in Canada and internationally. This membership is free and the ACC-CCA’s staff commits to ensuring that each member is aware of all ACC-CCA opportunities and is invited to our biennial gathering.

Institutional Membership Program

The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective’s (ACC) Institutional Membership Program exists to build stronger relationships with institutions who are currently working with or who are trying to work with Indigenous peoples in their spaces. Each relationship developed through this membership program will be different for each partnership as every institution has different needs.

Through this program, the ACC has the right to directly address institutions that are not implementing recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in good ways to better serve the Indigenous peoples that interact with those spaces.

Membership Levels

Friends of the ACC

$250/year

  • Annual confirmation of good ongoing relationships and procedures of working with Indigenous professionals;
  • Ability to post jobs on member profile on the ACC website; and
    Invitation to annual gatherings.

ACC-CCA Community Membership

Free

  • The ACC-CCA considers community members as both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals interested in engaging in conversations on Indigenous curatorial practices in Canada and internationally.
  • This membership is free and the ACC-CCA’s staff commits to ensuring that each member is aware of all ACC-CCA opportunities and is invited to our biennial gathering.

ACC Allies

$500/yr

  • Annual confirmation of good ongoing relationships and procedures of working with Indigenous professionals;
  • Quarterly calls with the ACC to discuss questions and good practices;
  • Ability to post jobs on member profile with a front page news update of the posting;
    Invitation to annual gatherings and special events.

ACC Star Allies

$1000/year

  • Annual confirmation of good ongoing relationships and procedures of working with Indigenous professionals;
  • Case by case position description and job development;
  • Quarterly calls with the ACC to ask questions and get suggestions on good practices;
  • Ability to post job calls on member profile with a front page news update of the posting as well as an individualized write up from the ACC about the job and how the ACC supports this position;
    Invitation to annual gatherings, special events and private gatherings.

ACC Partner

$5,000/year +

  • Annual confirmation of good ongoing relationships and procedures of working with Indigenous professionals;
  • Case by case position description and job development;
  • Annual in person workshops and anti-oppression, ethical workplace training sessions for the entire institution’s team and review of organizational structure for better inclusion of Indigenous peoples;
  • Monthly calls with the ACC (if wanted) to ask questions and get suggestions on good practices;
  • A detailed and personalized letter/report by the ACC outlining the important work being done by the institution and how the institution is engaging in good practices that are supported by the ACC;
  • Ability to post job calls on member profile with a front page news update of the posting as well as an individualized write up from the ACC about the job and how the ACC supports this position;
  • Invitation to annual gatherings, special events and private gatherings; and finally,
    Confirmed participation in annual summer Emerging Curator Training program positions for Indigenous institutions, for non-Indigenous institutions there is an additional cost for the position of $9,250. The program entails the hiring of an emerging Indigenous curator for a 4 day a week intern position, 3 days of which are in the institution, 1 day is working with the ACC’s summer intern cohort.

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Bylaws and Agreements

As a part of our mandate to foster collaboration and exchange between diverse members of the Indigenous curatorial community, we are always interested in welcoming new members into our organization. All persons interested in furthering the Objectives of the ACC/CCA can become members of our organization. However, only Indigenous members have voting rights. For the avid reader, a full, technical description of the conditions of membership can be found in our ACC Approved Bylaw.

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