Summer is contest season!
Union des artistes and Artisti are proud to support up-and-coming talent through a program of prizes and awards for local artists.
At the 16th edition of Francouvertes on May 1, 2012, two $500 prizes were awarded. The UDA Prize for singing French in an original style went to singer-songwriter Antoine Corriveau, while two sisters, Mélanie and Stéphanie Boulay were awarded the Artisti Prize.
The very same day, Catherine Brunet won the Performers category at the 18th edition of the Ma première Place des Arts competition. For a seventh year, Artisti organized workshops where all the participants in this prestigious competition for young artists had a chance to work with a voice coach.
Also on May 1 was the awards ceremony for the 7th edition of the Mon accès à la scène competition. The theatre troupe Production T3 : Théâtre de Trois earned the UDA Award, comprising career management training for artists.
On May 5 at the Éloizes Gala in Bathurst, New Brunswick, the Québec Acadian Artist award went to Philippe Soldevila, Artistic Director of Théâtre Sortie de Secours in Québec City.
On May 20, two $1,000 prizes were awarded at the finals of the 13th Tremplin de Dégelis. Rose Dionne’s performance was recognized by Union des artistes; and Artisti presented an award to Lise-Angela Ouellet, winner in the “performers aged 18 or older” category.
The 30th edition of the Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée wrapped up on July 2, 2012. The UDA Prize of $1,000 for charisma and stage presence was awarded to Félix-Antoine Couturier, while the Artisti Prize in the same amount for the best performance went to Marcie.
Congratulations to all the winners!