Territory organisations are being encouraged to apply for 2019-20 Indigenous Languages and Arts program grants, Minister for Communications and the Arts Senator Mitch Fifield and the Arts Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said.
Projects that assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to express preserve and maintain their cultures through Indigenous languages and arts are eligible to apply for funding.
“I strongly urge any eligible organisations from the Northern Territory to apply for this funding. The CLP backs this program which supports projects which promote Indigenous arts and revitalise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in our community,” Senator Scullion said.
Minister Fifield said the Coalition Government is committed to supporting organisations so cultural heritage and knowledge is passed on to future generations through Indigenous languages and arts.
“With the International Year of Indigenous Languages approaching in 2019, it’s more important than ever for organisations to apply for this funding to continue their work revitalising and protecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages,” Minister Fifield said.
“This funding opens the doors to upskill Indigenous linguists and language workers, use new digital technologies in a culturally sensitive manner and create resources that celebrate and increase recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and arts in the wider Australian community.”
Via the Indigenous Languages and Arts program, the CLP invests over $20 million annually to promote participation in, and maintenance of, Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts.
Applications close on 11 February 2019 at 11.59 pm (AEDT).
For more information and the guidelines visit: www.arts.gov.au/ILA