17 May 2021 - 24 August 2021

MadeBy Choreographic Competition 2021

MadeBy is a joint initiative by Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and OneMusic Australia, supporting emerging art music composers and aspiring choreographers to create new work and build connections between industries. MadeBy speaks to the handcrafted, personal, human effort in creation of both a piece of music and a piece of dance art.

The initiative will take place in three stages; a call for recorded musical works from APRA AMCOS members, a choreography competition for RAD teachers and students, and the collaborative creation of a new music and dance work supported by artistic mentors.

Entries for the Choreographic Competition

Entries for the Choreographic Competition open on Monday 17 May 2021 at 9am and close on Tuesday 24 August 2021 at 5pm.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be an active member of the Royal Academy of Dance and resident in Australia. The competition is open to all membership categories.
  • You must be 15 years of age or older at the time of the closing date and of non-professional choreographer status – i.e. are not engaged and paid to choreograph for individuals, dance companies and groups or competitions/eisteddfods (other than for groups/students in your own studio/school). If you are under 18 years of age you will require parent or guardian consent to participate.
  • You do not have to perform the choreography yourself but where a separate performer/s is engaged you must have their consent to film and enter them into this competition. If the performer is under 18 years of age you will require parent or guardian consent for the performer to participate.

Important information for entries

Before completing your entry please download and read the following documents

To download the music

To download Regrowth by Emma Greenhill, the official MadeBy winning composition please login to the Members’ Area here and see the RAD Australia Events Resources section at the bottom of the page. Please note this music is only available to MadeBy entrants and should not be used for any other purposes for the duration of the competition (until 4 October 2021). Should you wish to use this music beyond this period please contact OneMusic Australia to discuss your licensing options.


Entries should be made via TryBooking. Please ensure you have prepared a secure video link to your submission and a written summary describing your work and how you developed the work – i.e. response to music, inspiration, theme or story, approach to movement etc.

Accompanying your entry you should complete the Photography and Recording/Filming Permission Form. This form will need to be completed by the Choreographer (or a parent/guardian if the Choreographer is under 18 years of age) and signed by any/all Performers (or the parent/guardian if the Performer is under 18 years of age) in the work.  This form should be emailed to marketing@rad.org.au. Your completed form must be emailed to marketing@rad.org.au on the date of entry. PLEASE NOTE: If your form is not received by the closing date of 5pm on 24 August, your entry will be incomplete and inadmissible.

For more information

Contact:Nichola Hall
National Marketing and Communications Manager RAD Australia
T: 0426 973 266


Who are OneMusic?

In the eyes of the law, music played at home is different to music played in a business.

If you use music protected by copyright in any way at your dance school you’ll typically need permission from the copyright owners or someone they have authorised to represent them.

In our country, OneMusic Australia owns (or represents the rights to use) virtually any commercially-released music from anywhere around the world. OneMusic issues licences so you can go ahead and use their music. That’s millions of the world’s most popular songs.

The money goes back to the music creators.

OneMusic does not licence songs set to video/videos with a song. This is called a syncronisation (sync). The permission for syncs is granted only by the record label and the publishers.

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Key Information

Age Fee Closing Date
15 + $50 24 August 2021 5:00pm

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