Redland City Council will support musicians through uncertainty in the midst of COVID lockdowns with a program to provide performance opportunities and grow the local industry.
Redlands Coast's Live and Local program is part of south-east Queensland's music recovery program.
It aims to build the capacity of musicians, businesses and venues in local live music communities.
Mayor Karen Williams said the program would help the Redlands music community recover from ongoing effects of COVID-19.
"Many musicians are out of work due to the cancellation of events, closed venues and limited paid performance opportunities," Cr Williams said.
"The Redlands Coast Live and Local Program is a capacity building project which focuses on strengthening and supporting local live music communities."
The program offers mentorship and performance opportunities, a digital platform to connect artists with venues, festivals and event organisers, local and regional industry roundtables, and access to skills and professional development programs.
Cr Williams said the newly formed Music Working Group would encourage local musicians to register for festivals and events to be held in August and October.
Musicians can register their interest in the program online until 8 August 2021.
For more information about the Live and Local program, visit redland.qld.gov.au