More than $22 million for Indigenous arts and languages
Turnbull Government will provide $22.8 million to help keep Indigenous
languages alive and showcase traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultural
and artistic expression.
Indigenous arts and language organisations will receive almost $15 million over
five years to support the revival and maintenance of Indigenous languages and
the delivery of arts projects. This funding will support both operations and
further 63 Indigenous languages and arts projects will receive almost $8
million for projects to be undertaken over the next two years.
activities include Music NT’s Regional Areas Music Program, which will receive
$400,000 a year over five years to deliver music skills development, community
cultural support and performances across the Northern Territory, South
Australia and Western Australia.
Youth Arts’ multi-arts project, Unsettle, will receive $166,000 over two
years. Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will create street
art, theatre, film, visual art, music and dance in response to the cultural
landscape in major arts institutions.
projects will support a strong Indigenous cultural landscape where Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander peoples are empowered to revive, maintain and
promote their arts and languages.
Government recognises that language and art are essential to the wellbeing and
identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and play an important
role in ensuring the vitality and strength of communities.
Indigenous Languages and Arts program helps to maintain and encourage
participation in Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures by
providing support for projects and organisations for language and arts
information about the program and the full list of funding recipients is
available at: www.arts.gov.au/indigenous-languages-and-arts-program.