Australian National Commission for UNESCO
Successful 2019 Grant Activities
Musical Acknowledgements of Country
Recipient: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
This grant will support the collaborative development, gifting and performance of musical Acknowledgements of Country for Victoria's 11 Indigenous language groups.
Celebrating Indigenous films
Recipient: Sydney Film Festival
This grant will support celebration of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages by screening new films in Indigenous languages, engaging with filmmakers of Indigenous films, and providing outreach to schools.
Indigenous early learning
Recipient: World Literacy Foundation Australia
This grant will help to increase the level of school preparedness for Indigenous children aged 4-7 in a remote community in East Arnhem Land who are mainly speaking local traditional language at home, with no or limited English skills.
Documenting Yankunytjatjara storytellers of Uluru
Recipient: University of Adelaide (Mobile Language Team)
This grant will support production of five videos of Yankunytjatjara storytellers telling oral histories of the Uluru region, to be used for intercultural awareness for tourists and as teaching aids for schoolchildren.
The Periodic Table of Sustainable Elements
Recipient: Deakin University
This grant will mark the International Year of the Periodic Table of Sustainable Elements by delivering a school education program on the links between chemistry and sustainability (including the role of Indigenous communities).
For more information on the work underway through National Commission Grants, please see the National Commission website https://www.unescoinaustralia.com