Framing Responsibility: A Gathering on Accountability
ICCA Hybrid Gathering
October 7 – 30
The Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ICCA) is delighted to present its 2022 Annual Gathering Framing Responsibility: A Gathering on Accountability. For the last several years ICCA’s gathering has moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are thrilled that this year it will be a hybrid gathering with several in-person events. From October 7th-October 30th, a series of events (panels, workshops, and special activities) will be presented around the theme of our 2022 program, Accountability.
Rooted in the theme of care and accessibility that we began exploring in 2020, this gathering will give space to BIPOC art professionals, curators, artists, and educators (prioritizing those who intersect with having a disability/ies), to reflect, share, and center their work on knowledge and actions of taking/ encouraging accountability through various ways.
WHAT IS ACCOUNTABILITY?
To us at the ICCA, Accountability has many diverse meanings. It goes beyond words, and is more tangible in action. Our gathering this year will covers a variety of topics to engage these ideas, including disability justice in the arts sector, ways in which institutions can responsibly provide accessible and healing spaces for disabled, Deaf, Mad, Indigenous, Black communities and those who intersect alike, restorative justice in the Indigenous art world, and much more. We are looking forward to the unique perspective you will bring to the table!
October 7 | 7 PM EST
Q + A Session at 8:15 PM EST
Opening Remarks with Elder Marsha Ireland + Artistic Performances
In partnership with Tangled Art + Disability and Phoenix the Fire
On zoom and Youtube
The ICCA 2022 Hybrid Gathering Framing Responsibility: A Gathering On Accountability will begin with a virtual opening event in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability and Phoenix The Fire. We will have opening remarks by Oneida Elder Marsha Ireland. Then we will kick-off the month’s activities with four incredible performances by artists Juan Jaramillo, MattMac, Shayla-Rae Tanner and George Quarcoo and hosted by Sean Lee from Tangled Arts + Disability.
This opening event will be presented live on Zoom for a screening party with 2 break-out rooms, one for the audio-described version and another for the version without extended audio-description and ASL interpreters. We will meet back in the main breakout room at 8:15pm EST for the Q+A session with several artists.
Accessibility: The event is pre-recorded in English and will be audio-described. There will be ASL and LSQ interpreters present on the zoom, as well as a French translator. Please let us know if you have any access needs and send an email to email@example.com
About our partners:
Tangled Art + Disability is an art organization and gallery dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community, and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. https://tangledarts.org/
Phoenix The Fire is a theater community hub providing workshops, resources, facilitating partnerships to leverage QTIBIPOC Deaf artists & their endeavors. https://www.facebook.com/phoenixthefire1111
October 9 | 12 PM MDT
ICCA x Ociciwan’s Harm-Reduction is Care Screening Event – In person
In partnership with Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre and in conjunction with their exhibition miyo pimâtisiwin, the ICCA will host an in-person screening of Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’s film, Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy followed by a community conversation and a feast.
About the movie: Follow filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers as she creates an intimate portrait of her community and the impacts of the substance use and overdose epidemic. Witness the change brought by community members with substance-use disorder, first responders and medical professionals as they strive for harm reduction in the Kainai First Nation.
Accessibility: ASL interpreters at Ociciwan will be present. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other access needs.
Ociciwan is barrier-free and is equipped with a lift to reach upper floors and lower floor gallery. Single stall and wide stall washrooms available on every floor. Children are welcome! Change tables available in select washrooms.
ETS stops at 96 Street and Jasper (routes 2, 5, 88, 120, 308, 309), 97 Street and Jasper Avenue (3, 14, 100, 109, 161, 162). Paid city street parking and paid Impark lots available.
About our partner: Based in the region of Edmonton, AB, Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre supports the work of Indigenous contemporary artists and designers and engages in contemporary critical dialogue. We value artistic collaboration and foster the awareness of Indigenous contemporary art practices. http://www.ociciwan.ca/
October 15 | 4 PM EST
BIPOC Arts Professional’s Speed Networking Beadwork Extravaganza
Hosted by Stephanie Pangowish
In partnership with ACCIDA
We are so excited to have you join us at the ICCA BIPOC Arts Professional’s Speed Networking Beadwork Extravaganza for our 2022 gathering in partnership with ACCIDA.This is a fun opportunity for BIPOC Arts Professionals to meet and discuss their favorite pair of beadwork, favorite beaders and/or BIPOC owned jewelry and crafts to support! This is a safe and accepting event that hopes to bring like minded individuals together to discuss, share, and maybe even enact some creative excellence.
Accessibility: This event is for BIPOC folks only and will take place in english. 2 ASL interpreters will be available. If you require ASL interpretation please email email@example.com to secure one and to help ensure that ICCA have enough available for this event. Folks attending are encouraged to have a visual description of themselves and their beadwork that they will be showing ready to ensure access for folks who are Blind and partially-sighted.
About our partner: The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency (ACCIDA) is a unique organization incubating under the City of Brampton focused on growing, celebrating, advocating for and connecting the sector through the provision of a range of programs, services and resources. https://www.brampton.ca/EN/Arts-Culture-Tourism/CulturalSrvs/Pages/ACCIDA.aspx
October 16 | 2 PM EST / 12 PM CST
Community & the Self: a Panel on Accountability in the Arts
In partnership with the MacKenzie Art Gallery
On Youtube, Vimeo, and Facebook, and in person at the MacKenzie Art Gallery
In partnership with MacKenzie Art Gallery, ICCA is hosting an intimate discussion between Inuk curator Isabelle Uyaralaaq Avingaq Choquette, Hodinohso:ni / Anishnaabe arts administrator and curator Danielle Printup, and Jessica Kotierk of the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum. Keeping in mind our annual theme, the panelists will be speaking to accountability to the self as an artist, but also to the larger community of Indigenous curators, art workers, and artists who we are shaped by, reflect and represent.
This pre-recorded panel will be presented live on the ICCA YouTube channel, Facebook and Vimeo account.
If you are in Regina, come join us at the MacKenzie Art Gallery for the panel screening following by a conversation between the artists Audie Murray and Jessie Ray Short, and a performance by Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias in the Shumiatcher Theatre, following by a small fest and the TQFF screening (more info about the screening below). Free entrance, no tickets reservation required. Plan your visit here with accessibility services available.
Accessibility: This is a pre-recorded panel in English and with english captions. ASL interpreters will be available at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
About our partner: The MacKenzie Art Gallery based in Regina, SK, engages people in transformative experiences of the world through art. The are an immersive center for art focusing on visitors and artists, Indigenous culture and diversity.
October 16 | 4:30 PM EST
Indigiqueer and Two-Spirit Cinema
In partnership with the Toronto Queer Film Festival
Screening on the TQFF website and in-person at the MacKenzie Art Gallery
In partnership with Toronto Queer Film Festival (TQFF), we are hosting an online screening of 8 shorts films created by Indigenous, Queer and Two-Spirit filmmakers.
If you are in Regina, come join us at the MacKenzie Art Gallery for the screening in the Shumiatcher Theatre. Free entrance, no tickets reservation required. Plan your visit here with accessibility services available.
Accessibility: The screening will take place on TQFF website and will be closed-captioned with the option to stream an audio-described version as well.
Positions by Justin Ducharme An unapologetic and realistic exploration of sexual desire, the quest for financial stability, and the pursuit of agency over one’s own body.
Will Flowers? By Kay Chan Based on a text message from their Kokum, the artist imagines planting the seeds for future generations.
Aki Kid by Summer Tyance is a short poetic documentary that follows the spiritual journey of a young Indigenous womxn named Summer. As an urban Indigenous youth within Canada, or growing up surrounded by concrete; it can be so easy to lose sense of one’s identity. This documentary showcases the personal and internal battle Summer had to endure to find a sense of community and acceptance. Two things she had struggled in finding her whole adolescence.
How to Lose Everything: A field guide by Christa Couture Christa Couture lost her leg, her children, and her marriage. Here, she gives instructions on survival for the uninitiated and companionship for those who know the terrain of heartache and loss.
A Drive to Top Surgery by Raven Two Feathers In this one take, uncut experience, we ride with a young trans person and their family, from home to surgery. This imminently life changing moment is surrounded by the anxieties and love of a family recognizing a young person coming into adulthood, on their terms.
maachi kashkihtow by Sheri Osden Nault an experimental and poetic reflection on tactile knowledge.
when the river breaks by Dan Cardinal McCartney
Nikâwiy (mother) by James Dixon is an experimental short exploring the process of decolonization.
Accessibility: There will be captioning on the main screenings and an audio-described version of the event.
About our partner: The Toronto Queer Film Festival showcases contemporary, innovative, queer and trans film and video art. We are especially interested in supporting formally experimental films and/or social justice themed projects that center the experiences of Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, transgender people, sex workers, porn makers, and other communities often marginalized in contemporary LGBT cultural programming and spaces.
October 18 | 7 PM EST
ASL Bead Speed-Networking Event Hosted by Shayla-Rae Tanner
We are so excited to have you join us at the ICCA ASL Bead BIPOC Arts Professional’s Speed Networking for our 2022 gathering. This is a fun opportunity for BIPOC Arts Professionals to meet and discuss their favorite pair of beadwork, favorite beaders and/or BIPOC owned jewelry and crafts to support! This is a safe and accepting event that hopes to bring like minded individuals together to discuss, share, and maybe even enact some creative excellence.
The event will take place on zoom.
Accessibility: This event is for BIPOC folks who can communicate in ASL (Deaf, HoH and allies that know ASL). 1 ASL interpreter will be present and 1 Deaf interpreter.
October 19 | 5 PM EST / 3 PM CST
Through Challenges, We Make Our Own Successes
Panel in partnership with CARFAC
On Zoom, ICCA’s Youtube, Vimeo, and Facebook
In partnership with CARFAC, this roundtable discussion center and amplifies distinguished Indigenous voices from the North as it relates to the inaccessibility, lack of programming and lack of funding for Indigenous artists, curator, and art workers based in rural, isolated and Northern Communities/cities. This conversation goes way beyond centering the barriers, as is evidenced in the power of Elder Shirley Adamson’s words, “through challenges, we make our own successes”. These insights that Elder Shirley Adamson, Lisa Dewhurst, Melissa Shaginoff, and the moderator Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé provide, can help guide funding bodies, institutions, non-Indigenous and Indigenous organizations alike towards developing and creating more opportunities for the North and that transcend colonial imaginary borders. This panel gives space to people who carry diverse experiences, knowledge, and realities and concludes with the imagining of futurisms.
This panel will be presented live sur zoom, the ICCA YouTube channel, Facebook and Vimeo account.
Accessibility: This a pre-recorded panel in English and with captions in English. For those who need captions, ASL interpretation & upon request LSQ interpretation please log-in to our zoom meeting. Please let us know if you have any access needs and/or request LSQ interpretation and send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About our partner: Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens is a non-profit corporation that serves as the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists. https://www.carfac.ca/
October 25 | 3 PM EST
ICCA Institutional membership workshop with Tangled Art + Disability
The ICCA in partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability is facilitating a closed workshop for our institutional membership. Throughout this conversation, we will elaborate ways in which institutions can responsibly provide accessible and healing spaces for disabled, Deaf, Mad, Indigenous, Black communities and those who intersect alike. This workshop is created in accordance with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, calling for better practices by museums, galleries, universities and governing bodies for Indigenous arts professionals. This workshop is also created in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA).
Accessibility: This is a closed event for institutional members.
About our partner: Tangled Art + Disability is an art organization and gallery dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community, and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. https://tangledarts.org/
October 28 | 5 PM EST
BIPOC Arts Professional’s Speed Networking (in french)
We are so excited to have you join us at the ICCA BIPOC Arts Professional’s Speed Networking Beadwork Extravaganza for our 2022 gathering. This is a fun opportunity for BIPOC Arts Professionals to meet and discuss their favorite pair of beadwork, favorite beaders and/or BIPOC owned jewelry and crafts to support! This is a safe and accepting event that hopes to bring like minded individuals together to discuss, share, and maybe even enact some creative excellence.
Accessibility: This event is only offer for BIPOC folks and will take place in french. 2 LSQ interpreters will be available. If you require LSQ interpretation please email email@example.com to secure one and to help ensure that ICCA have enough available for this event. Folks attending are encouraged to have a visual description of themselves and their beadwork that they will be showing ready to ensure access for folks who are Blind and partially-sighted.
October 29 | 2-4 PM EST
ICCA x daphne’s Community Discussion – In person
As part of the ICCA 2022 Gathering, Daphne will host a facilitated in-person community discussion moderated by Xavier Watso that is focussed on the gathering theme of Accountability. In this discussion, we will seek to answer such questions as: How do we as Indigenous organizations ensure that we are accountable and advocate for our members and our “communities”? How do we as Indigenous cultural workers and organizations work with other non-Indigenous organizations and institutions and ensure that they are accountable to us as Indigenous people? With these questions as our starting point, we will gather to strategize and workshop the ways in which accountability is situated in the work we do.
The discussion will be followed by a performance by Joseph Sarenhes and a small feast. This event is for Indigenous art professionals only.
Accessibility: FR/ EN interpretation provided.
Upon request: there will be 2 ASL interpreters and 2 LSQ interpreters on site.
About our partner: daphne is a non-profit Indigenous artist-run centre committed to serving the needs of emerging, mid-career, and established Indigenous artists through exhibitions and associated programming, workshops, residencies and curatorial initiatives. daphne encourages a culture of peace through critical, respectful exchange with our Indigenous and non-Indigenous peers and audiences. https://daphne.art/
October 30 | 8 PM EST
On zoom, ICCA’s YouTube channel, Facebook, and Vimeo
The ICCA 2022 Hybrid Gathering Framing Responsibility: A Gathering On Accountability will close with a conversation with Elder Marsha Ireland and her daughter Dominique Ireland. Accountability is a big topic, how do we create worlds together that are more equitable, inclusive and accessible for all?
This closing event will be presented live on zoom, live streamed to ICCA’s YouTube channel and Facebook and recorded for ICCA’s Vimeo account.
Accessibility: The event is pre-recorded in ASL and will be audio-described in English. For those who need captions, ASL interpretation & upon request LSQ interpretation please log-in to our zoom meeting. If you have any other accessibility needs, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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