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.

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Indigenous languages and arts funding applications.
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Gina Williams is one of those rare performers who connects and captures audiences through the power of song.
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Community-based organisations can now apply for funding through the 2020-21 Indigenous Languages and Arts program open...
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A small Indigenous community from Cape York is gaining notoriety for its creative use of rubbish.

Funding programs