The Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts activities around Australia.

Who can apply

Organisations that support participation in, and maintenance of, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through community-led Indigenous languages and arts activities.

When to apply

The 2024–25 Open Competitive Grant Opportunity opens on 5 February 2024 and closes on 12 March 2024.

Funding available

The ILA program administers around $30 million per annum that is available for Indigenous languages and arts projects.

    About the program

    Funding application period:  5 February 2024 10:00 AEST to 12 March 2024 23:30 AEST

    The Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program invests around $30 million per annum to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts activities around Australia.

    Funding

    The ILA program supports community-led organisations with grant funding administered through an annual competitive grant opportunity.

    The ILA program guidelines for 2024–25 were released on 5 February 2024 and the closing date for the open competitive grant opportunity is 12 March 2024. The ILA program guidelines include information about eligibility criteria and the grant application and funding processes. The ILA program guidelines can be accessed by visiting the Australian Government's GrantConnect website and searching for the Indigenous Languages and Arts program or grant opportunity GO6053.

    To apply for grant opportunities through the ILA program, organisations will need to apply using the Department's SmartyGrants online portal before the grant opportunity closes. The application form is designed to assist applicants to demonstrate how their proposal meets the objectives of the program and addresses the assessment criteria. All eligible applications will be competitively assessed against the assessment criteria.

    Open competitive grant opportunity

    The open competitive grant opportunity is designed to support one-off Indigenous languages and arts projects. There is a cap on the amount of funding available and the duration of the project.

    Targeted competitive grant opportunity

    The targeted competitive grant opportunity is by invitation only from the ILA program and is designed to assist community-led organisations such as the network of 24 Indigenous Language Centres with annual multi-year operational funding.

    Further information

    Contact

    Phone: 1800 006 992
    Email: ila@arts.gov.au

    The following organisations received funding in 2023–24:

    The following organisations received funding in 2022–23:

    The following organisations received funding in 2021–22:

    The following organisations received funding in 2020–21:

    The following organisations received funding in 2019–20:

    The following organisations received funding in 2018–19:

    The following organisations received funding in 2017–18:

    The following organisations received funding in 2016–17:

    The following organisations were funded in 2015–16: