In February 2018 the Monash Academy of Performing Arts launched the inaugural season of Monash Live (MLIVE). An eclectic program of Australian and international live music, theatre and dance, MLIVE was created as a cultural response to Melbourne’s diverse and open-minded communities.

Brimming with arresting and influential contemporary and classical musicians, powerful and provocative theatre pieces and whimsical children’s entertainment, the first season of MLIVE presents a combination of daring new works, much-loved favourites and exclusive premieres.

And this is just the beginning. 2019 will see the opening of the Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts: a state of the art three-venue complex comprising of the newly redeveloped Alexander Theatre, sound gallery and jazz club. Collectively the venues will herald a new era of 21st century performing arts facilities.

A new era in performance for Melbourne’s rapidly growing South East, MLIVE is yours to share and celebrate. Come and be part of it!

Professor Paul Grabowsky

Executive Director, Monash Academy of Performing Arts

MLIVE 'Works in PROGRESS' Commission

The Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) is seeking expressions of interest for the 2019 Works in PROGRESS Commission. Explore the concept of progress to create and present a new work that expresses your take on the theme—whatever that means to you.

One $15,000 award will be granted for a new work to be premiered in May 2019 as part of MAPA’s newly created annual program of performing arts events, MLIVE. Works in PROGRESS will be presented in one of two new venues at The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts at Monash University—either the sound gallery (150 seats) or jazz club (200 seats) depending on the work’s scale and its production requirements. Individual artists and artist collectives—both emerging and established—from all live performance disciplines are encouraged to apply, including theatre, music, dance.

MAPA will provide:
– Production support, including technical and lighting staff;
– Performance venue;
– Marketing and promotional support;
– Consultation and support;
– Event delivery, front of house (FOH) and event staff;
– Ticketing and box office services;
– $15,000 commission fee.

Conditions apply. For further information and to apply click the link below.

Applications closed Monday 24 September 2018 at 9am.

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