Applications are now open for the Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program.

25 May 2021

The ILA program invests around $20 million each year to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts activities around Australia.

As we rebuild from the impact of COVID-19, creative and cultural activity will play a key role in our economic and social recovery.

The ILA program provides grant funding to community-led organisations for:

  • projects that contribute to the capture, revitalisation and maintenance of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
  • projects that develop, produce, present, exhibit or perform Indigenous arts and language projects that showcase Australia's traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultural and artistic expressions.

The ILA program guidelines are on the GrantConnect website. We recommend taking a look at our program FAQs before applying.

Applications close on Monday, 21 June 2021, 11.59pm (AEST). For more information about the program, you can email the ila [at] (ILA team) or call 1800 006 992.