Language and art are essential to the wellbeing, culture and identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

 

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2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives.

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Indigenous Repatriation

The Government supports the repatriation of ancestral remains and secret sacred objects to their communities of origin to help promote healing and reconciliation.

Djaadjawan dancers at the Giiyong festival
Funding for Indigenous arts and languages

Funding is available through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and the Indigenous Languages and Arts program.

What's new

Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
Find out about a unique exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art featuring the Kuninjku language and culture.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
A new conference will explore some of the earliest known recordings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in...
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
An Aboriginal music touring project is bringing contemporary music and culture to some of our most hard to reach areas.
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
The United Nations (UN) has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to raise awareness about the...

Funding programs