The application period for the 27th edition of the Ma première Place des Arts competition is underway until Nov. 1, 2020. Ma première Place des Arts is a competition organized by SACEF (Société pour l’avancement de la chanson d’expression française) that allows contestants the opportunity to get personalized mentorship; to perform in Salle Claude-Léveillée of Place des Arts; to participate in an actual televised event; to receive comments on their work; benefit from promotional visibility; and participate in workshops alongside industry professionals; not to mention networking opportunities with established artists and other industry movers and shakers. All while enjoying the chance to win several grants and other prizes designed to help them launch their career.
The 26th edition paused after venues were shut down on March 13, 2020, but will resume with performances by artists Ally Neah, Dominik Deschamps, William Beauchamp and Sophie Morin De Moor; by singer-songwriters Catherine Dagenais, Rose bouche, Mariko, Marc Gravel, Laurent Corbec, Abel and Allyson Pétrin; and by the bands Fides, Les 3 de pick, Opium and De plume et d’encre, during the semi-finals, to be held on February 23, 24 and 25, 2021, respectively. The finals of the 26th edition will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Cinquième salle.
You can find out all the details about the contest, and the work done by SACEF, by visiting the Ma première Place des Arts website.