Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada

A Canada Incorporated Not-for-profit Organization

Founded 2013. Corporation Number: 9469869

Indigenous Women-Led

Canadian Not-for-profit Organization

Your  IACC board of directors consists entirely of Indigenous women from First Nations in Ontario, Canada. We stand to work only for Indigenous artists.

This organization empowers Indigenous women and generates economic development through free programming and sustainable projects. Funding is applied for by your IACC full time volunteer president and founder (Dawn) and funding is provided by Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and Heritage Canada.

This organization does not work with any non-Indigenous partners. If you are approached by non-Indigenous groups or organizations, please proceed with caution and reach out if you have concerns.

We are volunteer led for over 7 years and strive to protect Indigenous artists of Turtle Island.

You can learn more about the IACC including our full artist membership directory, membership application and services for Indigenous artists, our board of directors, our sponsorships and funding resources and more at our home page:


Our Mission Statement

In taking inspiration from the Haudenosaunee Seventh Generation Principle, Iehstóseranon:ha Dawn Setford (Mary Francis Whiteman), founded the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada in 2012 to preserve and revitalize endangered Indigenous art forms and enrich lives through Indigenous arts and culture.

In safe and inclusive spaces, through community based learning, the organization engages, [re]connects and empowers Indigenous women by promoting the transfer and conservation of cultural knowledge; securing the capacity for the next seven generations to retain and cultivate intrinsic cultural connections.

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