Funding opportunity for Indigenous languages and arts

February 25, 2020

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is encouraging eligible community organisations to apply for funding from the Liberal and Nationals Government 2020-21 Indigenous Languages and Arts program.

The program supports projects which preserve, maintain and express culture through Indigenous languages and arts,” Mr O’Brien said.

Projects funded under the Indigenous Languages and Arts program share uniquely Australian stories and increase recognition of Indigenous languages and arts in the wider Australian community.

“The Morrison Government is committed to supporting Indigenous languages and arts organisations to ensure that heritage, culture and knowledge can be preserved and passed on to future generations.

“Preserving languages and supporting traditional and contemporary Indigenous art forms is important for Australia, and it’s also important 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.

The Australian Government invests around $20 million through the Indigenous Languages and Arts program 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:

Media Contacts:
For Mr O’Brien – Simon Kelly – 4121 2936


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