Funder: Federal – Department of Communication & the Arts
Grant Background: The Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) grant program assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through languages and arts across Australia.
ILA program funding is vital for revitalising and maintaining our Indigenous languages and in ensuring continued support of Indigenous language workers and community-led language programs.
The ILA program provides grant funding to support the following objectives:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are empowered to preserve and teach their culture through languages and arts.
- A strong sense of cultural identity and wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which contributes to sustainable and strong communities.
- Celebration and increased recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and arts in the wider Australian community.
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