Indigenous Curatorial Projects: Video Program

Call for proposals

JUNE 15, 2020

For this third edition, CLARK, in collaboration with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/Collectif des Commissaires Autochtones (ACC-CCA), would like to initiate a new cycle of video presentations by inviting Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) curators and artists from any region of the land we call Canada to submit proposals for a video program that will be presented during the fall-winter 2020 season. The selected artist or curator may work from a theme of their choice in the selection of videos works (experimental, short films, documentaries) by Indigenous artists from Quebec or elsewhere. CLARK and ACC-CCA invite the selected candidate to complement their video program with a parallel activity (public discussion, performance, workshop, etc.).

Depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, CLARK and the ACC-CCA will decide at a later date if the event will be held indoors, online, or presented in another context. We encourage all candidates to consider these possibilities as part of their proposal.

Submission requirements
The total budget allowance for this project is $2,000 CAD, which covers the curatorial fee and all artists’ screening fees, costs related to any parallel activities, and other related expenses. CLARK will oversee communications and project promotion, and will provide installation assistance; ACC-CCA will provide mentorship, support, and other resources is needed for the curator.

Proposals must include (in a PDF document) :
- Your contact details (name, email and phone number);
- A brief project description (approx. 300 words) including a partial or complete list of artists and/or video works to be presented;
- An artist statement (approx. 300 words);
- Your CV outlining any training or professional experience.

Deadline: June 15, 2020
Screening event:  to be confirmed
Please submit your proposals by email to: [email protected]

The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective
The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC-CCA) is an Indigenous run and led non-profit organization that aims to support and connect fellow Indigenous curators, artists, writers, academics, and professionals through various methods of gathering. The ACC-CCA engages in critical discourses, increases professional opportunities for our members, develops programming, and most importantly works to build reciprocal relationships with Indigenous curators, artists, communities and the institutions we engage with.