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May 17, 2018

APPLY NOW | Fellowship to support preservation of audiovisual Indigenous heritage in remote Australia

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Key Dates:

Applications close: Friday 16 September 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations in remote Australia can now apply to receive support and be empowered to archive and preserve their audiovisual cultural heritage.

The opportunity is open to organisations developing
strategies and structures to archive and preserve cultural heritage
materials, particularly in audiovisual formats. Representatives of
the successful organisation will travel to Canberra to spend three
days at the NFSA and AIATSIS, and take part in a workshop organised
in Alice Springs and/or their home community.


Return trip to Canberra, and three nights’ accommodation
and meals for delegates; costs to attend a training workshop in
Alice Springs (if applicable) or in community; and costs for
delegates to attend the 2017 IRCA Festival the following


To be eligible to apply, candidates must

  • Hold a remote audiovisual Aboriginal and Torres Strait
    Islander collection that is recognised by IRCA, NFSA and
  • Be able to nominate workers to travel to and stay in
    Canberra for three days;
  • Be able to participate in workshops provided in Alice
    Springs or in community;  and
  • Be willing to further promote the program in ongoing
    marketing campaigns.

The Indigenous Remote Archival Fellowship is a partnership
of the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA), the
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and the
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Studies (AIATSIS).

For more information,



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