The Indigenous Languages and Arts program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to revive and maintain languages, and to develop and present art.

How it works

Who can apply
Organisations that support participation in and maintenance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts.
When to apply
Applications open around February or March each year.
Funding available
Approximately $20 million is available each year for Indigenous arts and languages.

Program Information

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About The Program
Funding application period: 
April 03, 2018 09:00 AEST to May 14, 2018 23:30 AEST

The Indigenous Languages and Arts program provides funding to organisations that support participation in and maintenance of Australia's Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts.

Funding is offered in two ways: an open grant round and direct offer grants.

To apply for funding through the Indigenous Languages and Arts program, organisations must submit an online application. 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.

The Indigenous Languages and Arts program guidelines include eligibility criteria and information about the application and funding process. The guidelines can be accessed at the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website.

Open grant round

Funding of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years is available for Indigenous arts and language projects through an annual competitive grants round.

Direct offer grants

Funding is available for up to five year for organisations such as Indigenous Language Centres or Indigenous arts and culture organisations that deliver Indigenous arts and languages projects.

Direct offer grants are by invitation only.

Relevant documents

Program logos

The Indigenous program logos are used to acknowledge Australian Government support for activities funded under our Indigenous programs.

Funding applications

Started April 03, 2018 09:00 AEST
Ended May 14, 2018 23:30 AEST
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