SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2023 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS
The 18th edition of the CFMAs Occurs March 30 – April 2, 2023 in Vancouver, BC!
Final submission deadline is July 15, 2022
(May 17, 2022 – TORONTO) Submissions are now open for the 18th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, with early bird rates on until May 31, 2022. Again for 2023, the CFMAs are pleased to announce reduced submission fees (a reduction of $10-$15 per category!)
The 2023 CFMAs will take place March 30 – April 2, 2023, in Vancouver, BC. This weekend will capture the true heart of the folk community, while celebrating the 2023 nominees and the category recipients. Visit our website and/or Join our mailing list to stay on top of our upcoming events, announcements and awards weekend details.
Submissions are open NOW, and due to the Covid-19 situation, we have decided for this year to again reduce the submission fees for CFMA 2023. Instead of $70 for the first category submission and $60 for each subsequent category, pricing will be $50 per category during the Early Bird period, and $55 per category until submission deadline.
Established by Canada’s burgeoning and internationally-recognized folk music community, the awards currently boast 19 categories plus the Unsung Hero Award. Nominees are chosen for each category. A two stage jury process by 100+ jurors located across Canada representing all official provinces, territories and languages determine the official recipients in each category.
FINAL DEADLINE: All submission details and payments must be received through our website no later than 5:00 pm EDT, July 15, 2022. Submissions must have been uploaded and received by our office no later than that date. For more information: https://folkawards.ca/eligibility
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Canadian artists who have released recordings between May 1, 2021 and July 15, 2022 are eligible to submit to the CFMAs 2023. Complete eligibility requirements are listed here: https://folkawards.ca/eligibility/
The CFMAs gratefully acknowledge the financial funding support of FACTOR through the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
We also wish to thank and acknowledge all of our funders: SOCAN, Peter Coffman, the Edmonton Folk Festival, Fogarty’s Cove Music, Calgary Folk Club, SOCAN Foundation, True North Records / Stony Plain Rights Management, Slaight Music Group, and Wavelength Media.