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

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Language is more than a means of communication. Discover the importance of Indigenous languages.

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National Indigenous Languages Convention

A showcase of initiatives to protect, preserve and celebrate Indigenous languages.

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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.

What's new

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The Government will fund 96 projects through the 2018-19 Indigenous Languages and Arts program.
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In 2018–19, the Government will support more than 90 organisations through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS)...
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Australia’s oldest continuously operating Indigenous art centre, Ernabella Arts, turns 70 this year and has revisited an...
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The recipients of the 2018 National Indigenous Arts Awards have been announced.

Funding programs