Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh are encouraging eligible community-based organisations to apply for 2020-21 Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding.
“I strongly encourage eligible organisations from Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs to apply for this funding. The program supports projects which preserve, maintain and express culture through Indigenous languages and arts,” Dr McVeigh said.
“It aims to help share uniquely Australian stories and increase recognition of Indigenous languages and arts in the wider Australian community.”
Minister Fletcher said the Morrison Government is committed to supporting Indigenous languages and arts organisations so heritage and knowledge is passed on to future generations.
“The 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages highlighted how important languages, arts and culture are to the wellbeing and identity of Indigenous peoples and communities,” Minister Fletcher said.
“Preserving languages and supporting traditional and contemporary Indigenous art forms is important for the sake of our culture here in Australia, and also to help promote the work of our talented Indigenous artists and performers internationally.”
The funding is available for a range of projects that seek to celebrate and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through community-led Indigenous languages and arts activities.
Through the Indigenous Languages and Arts program, the Australian Government invests around
$20 million annually to promote participation in, and maintenance of, Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts.
Applications close on 6 April 2020 at 11.59 pm (AEDT).
For more information and to apply visit: www.arts.gov.au/ILA