The Australian Government has announced funding of more than $3 million for 59 projects that help keep Indigenous languages alive and showcase Australia’s traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultural and artistic expressions.

“Art is essential to any culture, creating a sense of cultural identity and pride and these projects play an important role in helping to sustain and strengthen our Indigenous communities,” Minister Fifield said.

In 2015-16, the projects stream of the Indigenous Languages and Arts program will provide funding of up to $100,000 per project to develop, produce, present, exhibit or perform traditional and contemporary Indigenous arts projects.

Funded activities include a touring theatre production, a multi-arts project, a contemporary dance theatre production, a collaborative cultural project aimed at reviving Indigenous languages, a community led film and photographic exhibition, a large scale artwork developed by elders and community members and cultural workshops that aim to re-introduce traditional art forms to communities.

Learn more information about the Indigenous Languages and Arts program and view a full list of funding recipients.

Read the full More than $3 million for Indigenous languages and arts media release.