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Support our local live music scene with a variety of free, family-friendly mini gigs to be held Saturday 13 November & Sunday 14 November 2021.
Spread across the weekend, the Live & Local Micro-festival will showcase the diverse range of talented musicians within our Region in a mix of traditional and not-so-traditional live music and business spaces.
View the full lineup on our Events Register.
We're developing a live music strategy and we'd love you to be involved. To work towards the development of this strategy we’ve partnered with the Live Music Office to deliver Live & Local – connecting artists with venues and industry practitioners, curate performance opportunities and build a thriving music scene in the Toowoomba Region. From workshops to working groups, your participation within this program will help us develop our strategy.
Live & Local is a capacity-building program that aims to build our Region’s live music scene – where artists can build sustainable careers within a vibrant, inclusive network of live music venues and performance spaces. The program aims to stimulate employment opportunities for local artists (particularly young and emerging musicians), showcase supportive live music venues, and encourage other industries to engage musicians as part of their business plans.
Like many other forms of creative enterprise, the music sector has faced challenges with the rise of digital platforms, changing audiences and COVID-19.
Live & Local works to remove barriers for artists by providing them:
Live & Local also aims to foster a connected music community encouraging collaboration between artists, industry, and venues. The full program will include:
To deliver Live & Local, we’re partnering with:
Directly linked to our Corporate Plan and Youth Strategy, Live & Local is an initiative to grow opportunities for the arts, culture, and development of creative industries in our Region.
We're currently seeking expressions of interest from local musicians. For more details, select from the drop-down menus below.
We’re seeking expressions of interest from local practicing or aspiring musicians to participate in upcoming Live & Local programming. There’s no age limit and we’d love to see artists from a variety of backgrounds.
You’ll be the first to know about free professional development workshops covering:
Creative skills development workshops are also in the pipeline to get you across:
By putting your hand up, you’ll also get the chance to showcase your talents through upcoming micro-festival events, get paid, and connect with venues and other music industry practitioners.
We’re particularly interested in acoustic artists and soloists, duos, and small trios who can easily work local venues.
To register your interest, complete the Live & Local – musicians call-out form.
You can also browse upcoming professional development workshops.
A Live & Local working group is being formed to support the growth of a thriving live music scene. We’re seeking the following people to take part in the working group:
In this volunteer role, you’ll attend regular project meetings to contribute ideas, advice, direction, and support to the delivery of Live & Local. You will also:
Expressions of interest have now closed.
We’re seeking expressions of interest from aspiring event producers for a Live & Local curator.
In this part-time, paid contract role, you’ll work with us to develop and deliver micro-festival events, professional development and creative skills development workshops and a local industry forum. You will also:
To undertake this role, you should be well-connected with the local music scene and have some past experience in event and/or project management.
If you're looking for more information on Live & Local, please contact us on 131 872 or email us.
Live & Local – Toowoomba Region is delivered as part of the Regional Arts Development Fund partnership between Toowoomba Regional Council, South West Queensland Regional Arts Services Network, the Live Music Office, and APRA AMCOS.