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.

Email Us With Your Video

include the questions below


  1. Name / Nom
  2. Your Website / Votre Site Web
  3. Has COVID-19 Affected Your Work Opportunities or Contract Positions? / COVID-19 a-t-il affecté vos opportunités de travail ou vos emplois contractuelles?
  4. Permission to Make Your Video Public / L’autorisation de rendre votre vidéo publique? (Y/N)
  5. Attach your 2-minute video (answering who you are, what your practice is, and how you locate care through your practice)

About Curating Care

What role does ‘care’ play in your practice? How do our individual Indigenous identities inform how we take care and how we work?

We view the Curator as having a critical role in caring for community, for objects or artworks, each other or ourselves, and the spaces in which we engage with the arts. Our goal with “Curating Care” is to highlight the stories of Indigenous curators who generate incredible amounts of care through their practices in order to show how important and generous the work of curators often is. We consider how care is located in our practices to point to the many intersections of Indigenous knowledges and curatorial methodologies essential in the work that we do.

It has become clear that a majority of the public is unaware of the important role that curators and arts professionals have in developing and enriching local cultural identities. Through this project we are working from Indigenous curatorial methodologies, showing how we are all responsible facilitators of care in our own ways from diverse communities.

The ACC-CCA’s broad vision is to support and connect Indigenous curators and arts creatives. Following our mandate, this project aims to highlight and share the impact Indigenous curators and arts creatives have in shaping cultural landscapes and to reflect our community of Indigenous creative excellence.

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