More than 15,500 people have participated in the 56 shows that have been offered, attendance that represents an increase of 31 percent compared to 2017
MAPAS, Market of Performative Arts of the South Atlantic, will celebrate its third edition between July 10 and 14, 2019. This has been announced by the organizing entities, Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos and Circulart, after the success of the second edition, which during these days has made Tenerife a meeting point for the performing arts and music of the world.
The insular director of Culture of the Cabildo, José Luis Rivero, explains that “MAPAS continues, without a doubt, because the success of the first edition has raised the levels of this second meeting a lot and in the evaluation that we have been able to carry out we have verified that they have Again exceeded all expectations. We are precisely coordinating with the Ibero-American markets platform that has taken place in this second edition of MAPAS and, therefore, the projection towards international markets will be much broader”.
The public also supports this initiative. MAPS counted a total of 15,568 attendees to the 56 free shows that were programmed in different cultural spaces of the capital of Tenerife and that they could enjoy theater, dance, circus and music performances from three continents. This amount represents an increase of 31 percent over the first year. The artistic quality of the shows has been one of the most prominent issues in this second edition of MAPAS, which has had internationally renowned creators and a wide representation of the performing arts and music of the Canary Islands.
MAPAS It has had a wide local, national and international diffusion, especially in Africa, Southern Europe and Latin America, continents from which the 164 artistic groups that participated in the more than 3,500 business meetings, the artistic exhibitions and all the character programming have arrived. professional that was organized during the market.
The website of MAPAS It has registered more than 80,000 visits from 137 countries, mainly Spain, Latin American countries and Africa, but also from India, South Korea, Poland, the United Kingdom or the Philippines, among others. In social networks the impact and interaction that has been generated has been very prominent. Instagram, with 6,080 followers, has registered a growth of 760% in these months; Twitter, with 1,666, has 204% more than followers and Facebook, with 6,519, has experienced an increase of 42%.
On the whole, MAPAS It has been a global meeting of the performing arts and music, which has had a professional side that has generated effective business opportunities for artistic groups, collaboration, learning and exchange of experiences. But it has also been an authentic celebration of the live arts in which citizens, creators and all the people who have worked to make this initiative possible have participated. The contribution of the public institutions, private entities and localities mapped has been decisive so that MAPAS has been, again, a success.