Until Nov. 10, 2022, music groups and singer-songwriters from the Canadian Francophonie and Indigenous communities are invited to submit their applications via the Francouvertes website, so that the organizers can select the 21 participants for the next edition.

Francouvertes 2023

L to R: Calamine, Samian

The event will take place at the Lion d’Or and Club Soda, both in Montréal, and online. From March 13 to May 15, 2023, and throughout the 11 evenings of the Francouvertes, artists will present their original songs onstage, in front of an audience which includes many music industry representatives. The spokespersons of this 27th edition are Calamine, rapper and finalist of the 25th edition, and Samian, Anishinaabe singer-songwriter.

Whatever their musical style, the Francouvertes offer participants an excellent showcase to present their songs to new audiences, the media, and various music business personnel. By participating in the Francouvertes, artists have the chance to live an experience rich in artistic and professional networking. In addition, there are opportunities for cash prizes – including the $15,000 SiriusXM scholarship award – studio time, promotional and professional support, paid performances with major broadcasters, and performances at major events.

Francouvertes is a competition that takes place in three stages: the preliminaries, the semi-finals, and the finals, totalling more than 11 nights, with three artists or groups per night. To find out more about the competition, visit francouvertes.com.