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.

How it works

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 2021–22 grant opportunity opened on 18 May 2021 and closes on 21 June 2021.
Funding available
The ILA program administers around $20 million per annum that is available for Indigenous languages and arts projects.

Program Information

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About The Program
Funding application period:  May 18, 2021 09:00 AEST to June 21, 2021 23:45 AEST

The Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program invests around $20 million per annum to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts activities around Australia.

First Nations languages and arts are integral to the identity, connection with culture and emotional health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and are essential to maintaining the vitality and strength of Indigenous communities.

Funding

The ILA program supports community-led organisations with grant funding administered through an annual open competitive grant opportunity and a targeted competitive grant opportunity which is by invitation only.

The ILA program guidelines will be released when the grant opportunity opens and include eligibility criteria and information about the application and funding process.

To apply for future grant opportunities through the ILA program, organisations will need to submit an application 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.

Targetted competitive grant opportunity

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

Further information

Contact

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

Funding applications

Started May 18, 2021 09:00 AEST
Ended June 21, 2021 23:45 AEST
Days Remaining 0 of 35
Applications under consideration