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2024 Paper and Talk Expressions of Interest

What are the steps involved in applying for the Paper and Talk workshop?

If you want to be a part of the 2024 Paper and Talk workshop, you will need to:

  1. Read 'Who can put in an Expression of Interest?' below.
  2. Complete the Expression of Interest registration form by midnight 6 March 2024.
  3. AIATSIS staff will check to make sure there are enough relevant materials in the collection for your group to work with.
  4. If there are relevant materials in the AIATSIS Collection for your language AND you meet the eligibility and priority requirements (see below) then we will invite you to submit a Full Application.
  5. Full Applications will be in two parts:
    1. A group application
    2. Then, each member of your group will submit an individual application to explain why they want to come. This can be done over the phone if they aren’t comfortable writing.

Who can put in an Expression of Interest?

  • Expressions of Interest are open to groups of two to three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the same language group, who will work together throughout the workshop. All individuals must be recognised members of that language group.
  • At least one member of your group must have been involved in language work: e.g., researching, learning, or teaching/creating resources for your language.
  • Please note that we cannot accept EOIs from more than one group of participants from the same language. If this happens, we will ask to put you all in contact to discuss options, which may involve setting up a new combined group. 

A key part of Paper and Talk is the return of language materials from the AIATSIS Collection to First Nations peoples. Therefore, you will only be invited to attend if: 

  1. There are materials containing your language in the AIATSIS archives that you and members of your group have not already accessed, and they are suitable for language revitalisation work (AIATSIS will help assess this).
  2. Your group is able to gain permission to access those materials (if required). Due to depositor conditions, some materials can be restricted to specific members of the language group, or even members of a particular family. If this happens, you may need to provide evidence from community members/organisations that support your access. AIATSIS staff will let you know what you need to access any materials in the case this sort of situation should arise.
  • Please note: Anyone is welcome to submit an Expression of Interest, but language groups with less work undertaken on them due to a lack of accessible materials will be prioritised. Once we have received all Expressions of Interest, we will let you know the likelihood of your language group being successful, to make sure your time isn’t wasted in making a Full Application.

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Last updated: 07 February 2024