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The Hon Peter Garrett MP
Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts

Warren Snowdon MP
Member for Lingiari

Damian Hale MP
Member for Solomon

$12 million for Indigenous arts, culture and heritage in the Northern Territory

Media release
8 June 2010

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The Australian Government is investing more than $12 million to support a number of Indigenous arts, culture and heritage projects in the Northern Territory, the Minister for Arts and Heritage, Peter Garrett, announced today.

“The Australian Government is committed to supporting Indigenous communities through funding for Indigenous arts, culture, languages, broadcasting and heritage conservation activities in communities right across Australia,” Mr Garrett said.

The Federal Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, and Federal Member for Solomon, Damien Hale said the funding will be delivered from five different government programs, as follows:

“The Indigenous Heritage Program recognises that Indigenous heritage is a significant part of our nation’s past, present and future story. Funding of $328,000 for five projects includes $87,800 for the Fragile First Impressions project to record and conserve rock art in the Warrdeken Indigenous Protected Area in western Arnhem Land.

“It is crucial that as a nation we continue to protect, preserve and promote Indigenous arts, culture and heritage to help build a diverse and dynamic Australia,” Mr Garrett said.

The announcement of funding for Northern Territory projects was welcomed by Mr Snowdon and Mr Hale.

“This is excellent news for the Northern Territory. The arts, culture and heritage activities receiving support open up employment opportunities for Indigenous people across the Territory,” Mr Snowdon said.

“The Government’s is committed to Closing the Gap on Indigenous Disadvantage and these great programs really assist local communities in building skills, experience and overall wellbeing,” Mr Hale said.

The list of Northern Territory projects being funded is attached.

2010-11 INDIGENOUS ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE FUNDING RECIPIENTS

Northern Territory

NATIONAL ARTS AND CRAFTS INDUSTRY SUPPORT TRIENNIAL FUNDING

Desart Incorporated

Grant

To contribute to the upgrade of the industry-based Indigenous Art Management Support database.

Tangentyere Council

Grant

To contribute to the operational costs of Tangentyere Artists Art Centre which services the Alice Springs Town Camps.

Association of Northern Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists Corporation

Grant

To contribute to the operational costs for ANKAAA, a peak representative and advocacybody, to provide training, business management, industry advice and advocacy support to artists and arts centres in the Top End of NT and Kimberley WA regions.

Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation

Grant

To contribute to the operational costs and manager’s salary for the Papunya Tjupi Art Centre.

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Incorporated

Grant

To contribute towards the operational costs of the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.

ANNUAL FUNDING

Arlpwe Artists Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $120,000

To contribute to the operational costs of the art centre at Ali Curung.

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $105,000

To contribute to the operational costs for the Tjanpi Desert Weavers enterprise.

Artists of Ampilatwatja Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $90,000

To contribute to operational costs of the arts centre located at Amaroo Station.

Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $120,000

To contribute to the operational costs of Tiwi Design Aboriginal Corporation.

Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $105,000

To contribute to the operational costs for the Ghunmarn Culture Centre.

Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association Incorporated

Grant: $120,000

To contribute to operational costs of Waralungku Arts and Craft located in Borroloola.

Nauiyu Nambiyu Incorporated

Grant: $80,000

To contribute towards salaries and operational costs to run the Nauiyu Arts and Culture Centre.

Tiwi Art Network Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $85,000

To contribute towards the operational costs for the Tiwi Art Network.

Top End Arts Marketing

Grant: $25,000

To contribute to the operational costs for the annual National Indigenous Art Centres Fair held in Darwin.

Marthakal Homeland Resource Centre Association

Grant: $105,000

To contribute to the operational costs of Elcho Island Arts at Marthakal Arts Hub in Galiwinku.

Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $90,000

To contribute towards the operational costs of the Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Centre.

West Arnhem Shire Council

Grant: $155,000

To contribute towards the operational costs for Mardbalk Arts at Warruwi and Minjilang.

Injalak Arts and Crafts Association Incorporated

Grant: $150,000

To contribute towards the operational costs of the Injalak Arts and Crafts Association.

Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $110,000

To contribute to operational costs and manager salaries of Ikuntji Artists.

Hermannsburg Potters Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $90,000

To contribute to the operational costs of Hermannsburg Potters.

Mimi Arts and Craft Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $150,000

To contribute to the operational costs and salaries of the manager, field officer and admin officer of the Mimi Arts & Craft Aboriginal Corporation.

Warnayaka Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $90,000

To contribute to the operational costs of Warnayaka Art Centre at Lajamanu.

Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $105,000

To provide a contribution to the manager’s salary and operational costs for the Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation.

Ngukurr Art Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $105,000

To contribute towards the operational costs of the Ngukurr Arts Aboriginal Corporation.

Deewin Kurim Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $57,500

To contribute towards the operational costs of Durrmu Arts in Peppimenarti.

Bula'bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $135,000

To contribute towards the operational costs of Bula'bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation in Ramingining and surrounding outstations.

Tapatjatjaka Art and Craft Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $90,000

To provide a contribution to the salaries and operational costs of Tapatjatjaka Art Centre.

Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association Incorporated

Grant: $120,000

To contribute towards to the operational costs of the Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association.

Munupi Arts and Crafts Association

Grant: $120,000

To contribute towards the operational costs of the Munupi & Arts Crafts Association.

INDIGENOUS CULTURE SUPPORT

TRIENNIAL FUNDING

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Grant

To provide opportunities to exchange cultural knowledge on child-rearing practice between young Indigenous mothers and Elders in central Australia.

Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc (ARDS)

Grant

To record traditional stories, song cycles and music in Yolngu Matha for local community radio broadcasts.

ANNUAL FUNDING

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $36,500

To provide opportunities for Indigenous women to maintain their cultural obligations at their annual law and culture camps in central Australia.

Red Hot Arts Central Australia

Grant: $30,000

To support new forms of Indigenous cultural expression at the 10th Alice Springs Bush Bands Bash 2010.

Tangentyere Council Inc

Grant: $42,000

To provide opportunities for intergenerational transmission of cultural knowledge in Alice Springs.

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $50,000

To provide support for artistic and cultural development activities in the NPY lands.

Akeyulerre Inc

Grant: $12,000

To provide opportunities for exchange of cultural knowledge, focusing on Arrernte men's cultural practices.

Groote Eylandt and Milyakburra Youth Development Unit Inc

Grant: $25,000

To maintain culture and transfer knowledge between generations through art, music, dance and stories in Groote Eylandt communities.

Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $65,000

To provide a cultural performance program at the Walking with Spirits Festival held by the Beswick community.

World Vision Australia

Grant: $50,000

To support community cultural activities in the Epenarra Artists project in the Wutunugurra Community.

Ngarukuruwala

Grant: $10,000

To create, record and produce the Tiwi Strong Girls' song - Ngariwanajirri.

Yothu Yindi Foundation Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $35,000

To contribute to the cultural program at the Garma Festival of Traditional Culture.

Music NT Inc

Grant: $75,000

To assist Indigenous musicians and communities in the Northern Territory to actively participate in the music industry.

Big Hart Inc

Grant: $75,570

To create a theatrical production and art exhibition highlighting the life of Albert Namatjira.

West Arnhem Shire Council

Grant: $10,000

To facilitate and support Indigenous participation in Jamaluk sports and cultural festivals in the West Arnhem Shire.

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $10,000

To facilitate and support Indigenous participation in the annual Barunga Festival.

Victoria Daly Shire Council

Grant: $30,000

To facilitate and support Indigenous participation in the cultural festivals in the Victoria Daly Shire.

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $23,000

To record, promote and archive traditional music, song cycles and language from the Maningrida region.

East Arnhem Shire Council

Grant: $30,000

To facilitate and support Indigenous participation in cultural festivals within the East Arnhem Shire.

Injalak Arts and Crafts Assoc Inc

Grant: $27,000

To provide a multi-media hub for the Binninj people in the Gunbalayna region.

Barkly Regional Arts Inc

Grant: $77,900

To develop contemporary music workshops for young Indigenous artists.

Barkly Shire Council

Grant: $79,000

To support the maintenance of Indigenous culture and provide support for the Kulamindini Arts project based in Elliott.

Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $50,000

To preserve Warumungu traditional culture practices.

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

Grant: $55,000

To provide an archival and production unit in Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre at Yirrkala.

MAINTENANCE OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES AND RECORDS

TRIENNIAL FUNDING

Aboriginal Resource and Development Services Inc

Grant

To further develop English to Yolngu Matha (Dhuwal) electronic dictionaries; and to revitalise and preserve the endangered Dhangu/Djangu and Gurrangay Matha languages.

ANNUAL FUNDING

Institute for Aboriginal Development

Grant: $105,000

To develop and publish Indigenous language resources that contribute to the maintenance, revival and promotion of Indigenous languages in Australia.

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

Grant: $312,500

To support the Wadeye Aboriginal Languages Centre to maintain and revive Marri and Murrinhpatha languages, and to develop a Marri language on-line dictionary.

Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association Inc

Grant: $145,000

To support the Li-Kurlurluwa Language and Culture Preservation Unit's activities working with the Garrawar, Yanyula, Mara and Gurdanji languages of the Borroloola region.

Ngarukuruwala

Grant: $9,775

To develop music resources from archived material to preserve and maintain Tiwi language and song practice.

Yothu Yindi Foundation Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $60,000

To encourage the practice, preservation and maintenance of Yolngu Matha and to share this at the Key Forum at the Garma Festival of Traditional Culture.

The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation

Grant: $125,000

To collect Indigenous languages in the Barkly Region for use in an interactive website and teaching resources that will facilitate first language literacy.

West Arnhem Shire Council

Grant: $102,300

To record, document, transcribe, translate, archive and develop publications in the Mawng language.

West Arnhem Shire Council

Grant: $140,140

To record, document, transcribe, translate and create resources for the Kunwinjku language.

West Arnhem Shire Council

Grant: $157,450

To record, document, transcribe, translate, archive and develop publications in the Iwaidja language.

Milingimbi & Outstations Progress Resource Association Inc

Grant: $92,000

To develop a Yan-nhangu language nest and a Yan-nhangu website including an on-line pictorial encyclopaedia.

Barkly Regional Arts Inc

Grant: $60,000

To record traditional songs in Indigenous languages of the Barkly Region producing innovative contemporary CD/DVD language resources.

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

Grant: $55,000

To provide a digital cultural archive service and multi-media production centre at Yirrkala, Arnhem Land.

INDIGENOUS BROADCASTING PROGRAM

ANNUAL FUNDING

Barkly Shire Council

Grant: $15,000

To contribute to operational support for 1 licensed RIBS at the Ali Curung community.

Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

Grant: $140,000

To contribute to operational costs to support the Indigenous broadcasting course at Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Grant: $600,000

To support radio station operations.

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association

Grant: $270,000

Support for RIMO service delivery to 10 licensed RIBS in the Alice Springs region: Santa Teresa, Hermannsburg, Papunya, Imanpa, Apatula (Finke), Batchelor, Alpurrurulam, Areyponga, Titjikala and Elliot.

Central Desert Shire Council

Grant: $55,000

To contribute to operational support for 3 licensed RIBS at the Pmara Jutunta (Anmatjere), Lajamanu and Yuelamu communities.

East Arnhem Shire Council

Grant: $75,000

To contribute to operational support for 5 licensed RIBS at the Galiwinku, Milingimbi, Ramingining, Umbakumba and Yirrkala communities.

Imparja Television Pty Ltd

Grant: $1,800,000

Provide operational support for Imparja Television, including production and purchase of local Indigenous program content and provision of satellite services.

Indigenous Community Television Ltd

Grant: $150,000

To generate multi-platform distribution opportunities for media and video content to reach audiences in remote communities, including funding for an editor position.

Indigenous Remote Communications Association Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation (IRCA)

Grant: $200,000

To support operations of IRCA as the peak body supporting and representing the Indigenous remote media and communications sector.

Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association Inc.

Grant: $55,000

To support radio station operations.

MacDonnell Shire Council

Grant: $85,000

To contribute to operational support for 6 licensed RIBS at the Apatula (Finke), Hermannsburg, Imanpa, Kintore, Papunya and Santa Teresa communities.

Radio Larrakia Association Inc

Grant: $310,000

To support radio station operations.

Roper Gulf Shire Council

Grant: $75,000

To contribute to operational support for 5 licensed RIBS at the Barunga, Beswick, Bulman, Ngukurr and Numbulwar communities.

Tiwi Islands Shire Council

Grant: $55,000

To contribute to operational support for 3 licensed RIBS at the Nguiu (Bathurst Island), Milikapiti and Pirlangimpi (Pularumpi) communities.

Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association (Aboriginal Corporation)

Grant: $620,000

Provide operational support for RIMO service delivery to 27 licensed RIBS in the Top End NT: Angurugu, Barunga, Beswick, Borroloola, Bulman, Daguragu, Daly River (Nauiyu), Galiwinku, Gapuwiyak, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Hodgson Downs (Minyerri), Maningrida, Milikapiti, Milingimbi, Minjilang, Nguiu, Ngukurr, Numbulwar, Palumpa,Peppimenarti, Pirlangimpi, Ramingining, Umbakumba, Wadeye, Warruwi, Yirrkala and Yarralin.

Victoria Daly Shire Council

Grant: $75,000

To contribute to operational support for 5 licensed RIBS at the Daguragu, Daly River (Nauiyu), Palumpa, Peppimenarti and Wadeye communities.

Warlpiri Media Association Inc.

Grant: $ 425,276

Provide operational support for RIMO service delivery to 10 RIBS in Central Australia: Ali Curung, Kintore, Lajamanu, Laramba, Nturiya, Nyirripi, Pmara Jutunta, Willowra, Yuelamu and Yuendumu.

West Arnhem Shire Council

Grant: $65,000

To contribute to operational support for 4 licensed RIBS at the Maningrida, Minjilang (Croker Island), Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) and Warruwi (Goulburn Island) communities.

INDIGENOUS HERITAGE PROGRAM

ANNUAL FUNDING

Batchelor College (Darwin)

Grant: $47,700

This project will enable senior traditional custodians to survey, restore and preserve sacred sites of cultural significance for Marri Tjevin, Marri Amu and Marri Thiel people, near Wadeye in the western Northern Territory.

Anildika Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $37,500

This project will develop a heritage plan to manage and interpret heritage sites on Urrampinyi Iltjiltajarri Aboriginal Land Trust land in the MacDonnell Ranges in central Australia.

Warrdeken Land Management

Grant: $87,800

This project will record rock art sites in the Warrdeken Indigenous Protected Area in western Arnhem Land, evaluate conservation needs, interpret their historical and cultural significance and undertake conservation works.

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation

Grant: $100,000

This project will record traditional and other knowledge associated with Jawoyn rock art and other heritage sites, located in remote areas of southern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Injalak Arts and Crafts Association

Grant: $55,000

The project will develop a strategy and action plan for the protection of cultural heritage in the Oenpelli region of western Arnhem Land.

NACIS, IBP and MILR triennial funding continued from 2009-10: $1,386,800

Commonwealth of Australia