Indigenous Languages and Arts funding

What is on offer?

Indigenous languages and arts program | Department of Communications and the Arts 

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

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.

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.

For terms and conditions and relevant forms, click HERE.

To review a list of  past successful applicants, click HERE.

Applications close 6 April.

Contact Details

Phone number: 1800 006 992

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