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Indigenous Languages and Arts - Open Competitive Grant Opportunity 2023

ClosedGrant Closed: 22nd of March 2023 (extended) Value: Up to $200,000 Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=4e017adf-7c4a-44d7-8909-a1eec3ebb22a

The ILA Program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through Indigenous languages and arts activities.

Grant funding allocated through the ILA program supports activities that:

  • Preserve, revitalise and sustain Indigenous languages by:
    • Supporting the use of spoken language in everyday life by facilitating language practise in a range of contexts through culturally appropriate learning and teaching activities.
    • Supporting community members to improve their language knowledge and skills and build capacity in the sector by providing language learning and teaching pathways that include opportunities to gain formal qualifications in learning and teaching an Indigenous language.
    • Recording, preserving and making available Indigenous languages using digital technology in an innovative and culturally appropriate way.
    • Facilitating the use of Indigenous languages in everyday life by producing and providing access to language materials that enable community to enjoy, learn, use and teach their languages.
  • Create, promote and celebrate Indigenous cultural expression by:
    • Developing, producing, presenting, exhibiting or performing a diverse range of traditional and contemporary Indigenous art forms which could include dance, theatre, film, literature, music and traditional Indigenous arts and crafts.
    • Promoting and celebrating Indigenous art forms and providing access to arts activities that enable community to enjoy, connect and take pride in their cultures.
Last Updated: 12th of March 2023
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