Ministry for the Arts

Indigenous Program Funding

The Office for the Arts administers a range of Australian Government funding that supports Indigenous culture, languages and visual arts. Programs include Indigenous Culture Support, Indigenous Languages Support and Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support.

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National Cultural Heritage Account

The National Cultural Heritage Account is open to Australian cultural organisations—including museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, historic buildings, national trusts and local history museums and galleries, and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping place for sacred/secret material. Each year, $500,000 is made available to ensure objects are kept in Australia, preserved and made accessible to the public by assisting Australian cultural organisations to buy nationally significant objects that they could otherwise not afford.

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