Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging eligible Far North Queensland community-based organisations to apply for Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding.
The federal 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.
Funding under the program 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.
Mr Entsch said the program supported projects which preserve, maintain and express culture through indigenous languages and arts.
“This program aims to help share uniquely Australian stories and increase recognition of indigenous languages and arts in the wider Australian community,” Mr Entsch said.
“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.
“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.”
Applications close on 6 April 2020 at 11.59 pm (AEDT).
For more information and to apply visit: www.arts.gov.au/ILA