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MadeBy: composition-to-choreography competition

Media Published Wednesday 24 February 2021
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Call out for Australian art music composer members to submit a work for the chance to score an original dance piece.

A world-first opportunity for Australian creators, presented in partnership by Royal Academy of Dance, OneMusic and APRA AMCOS.

Submissions are due by 17 March 2021; one composer will be selected for the next stage.

Entries opened today for a world-first composition-to-choreography initiative, MadeBy, an initiative of OneMusic Australia and the Australian arm of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD).

A $15,000 prize pool is on offer to Australian art music composers and choreographers to create two collaborative ‘works’ and integrate the two cultural sectors which are under immense pressure due to the impact of COVID-19.

MadeBy highlights the business of music and dance, artistic currency and interconnectivity. Together the two industries deliver $15 billion to the country’s bottom line.

The multi-stage competition kicks off today with a call for Australian art music composers to submit an original musical composition in the first part of the competition. Submission of an existing work is highly encouraged. The winning piece will then be featured in a second competition by the RAD for aspiring choreographers, who will create an original dance work in response to the music.

Along with cash prizes, each winner will then be given the unique opportunity and support to collaborate on a brand new work together.

MadeBy 2021 Competition Stages:

Stage One:

  • 24 February 2021: APRA AMCOS invites emerging Australian composers to submit an original composition via online application.
  • 17 March 2021: Entries close
  • The winning composition becomes the catalyst for stage two.

Stage Two:

  • 17 May 2021: Through RAD, aspiring choreographers will be invited to submit a video of an original dance work in response to the winning submitted musical composition.
  • 20 July 2021: Entries close

Stage Three:

  • September: The winning composer will be paid to write and record an entirely new commissioned work in collaboration the winning choreographer and supported by mentors from each field.
  • 2022: Their combined work will debut.

Read the full guidelines and terms & conditions before submitting.

You must be an APRA AMCOS member to submit. If you're not, it's easy to join!