The National Film and Sound Archive will receive a $70,000 federal government grant to commission a creative project by an Indigenous filmmaker intepreting Australia's audio-visual heritage.
Funding will support a contemporary, digital work as part of a joint initiative developing cultural ties between Australia and the United Kingdom, called the UK/Australia Season.
The project, tentatively titled Re/Vision, will involve an Indigenous filmmaker working closely with NFSA curatorial and technical experts to produce the creative work.
Arts Minister Paul Fletcher on Thursday said the archive's collection will play a leading role in growing audiences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
"This important project explores new ways of interpreting the NFSA's collection and Australian history in a contemporary and innovative way," Mr Fletcher said.
The NFSA will match the funding contribution with in-kind support of more than $100,000, and add the work to their collection.
Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said the government was growing Indigenous cultural understanding through the UK/Australia Season, particularly when international travel was not possible.
"This provides an opportunity to foster cultural understanding, locally and with international audiences, and encourage creativity and innovation through the use of digital technologies and collaboration," Senator Payne said.
The UK/Australia Season is a cultural exchange celebrating the cultural sectors of each nation, spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature and higher education.
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