MAPAS opens the call for applications for artists, agencies and programmers in the 2020 edition

  • The fourth edition of this international meeting will take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife from July 9 to 11
  • The registration of artistic projects will end on March 13 and the results of the selection process will be made public on April 8 

The fourth edition of MAPS, Market of Performative Arts of the South Atlantic, an initiative organized by the Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos and Circulart, opened the registration period yesterday, Tuesday [January 14], for artists, companies and agencies from Latin America, Africa and southern Europe, as well as for program managers from all over the world who want to participate in this international meeting that will take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife from July 9 to 11.

MAPS 2020 consolidates its commitment to promoting business culture for live arts by making available to creators and agencies the opportunity to carry out exchanges that enhance the circulation of their works and cultural services between the countries that make up the global market, through the synergies established with programmers. The entire registration process will be managed through the virtual platform  

Creators and agencies

The call for creators and management, booking and distribution agencies of live performing arts - music, theater, dance, street arts and circus - present their proposals will remain open until March 13, 2020 and the results of the selection process, which will be in charge of an advisory committee made up of experts with recognized international experience in the field of culture, will be made public on April 8.  

The participation of artists and companies is open to individuals, companies, groups and professional groups that carry out their activity in the disciplines of music, theater, dance, circus and street arts in the geographical area of Latin America, Africa and southern Europe ( Spain and Portugal). Among other requirements, artists must prove at least one year of experience, five live performances for music and ten for performing arts, while agencies will have to demonstrate at least three years of experience in their activity and will have to register at least two artistic groups or shows. 

Programmers and cultural managers

Program managers, artistic directors, curators, festival curators, cultural managers of public or private institutions and entrepreneurs from the performing arts industries around the world You are invited to register and take part in the business meetings that will take place on July 10 and 11, and also to know the innovative artistic proposals from three continents that will be exhibited during those days on the island, and thus favor the strengthening of the live arts industry in a space of collaboration and exchange. Registration is free and will remain open until June 15

The 2019 edition of MAPS received 149 programmers of 40 nationalities, who had the opportunity to hold meetings with 138 artistic groups from 27 countries and 30 representation and distribution agencies from Africa, Latin America and southern Europe. These meetings are completed in each edition with the music and performing arts exhibitions open to the public, which allow managers and managers to see live a careful selection of the proposals presented by artists, groups and companies.

The participation figures from previous editions place MAPAS as an international reference forum for the cultural and creative industries. Converted into the first professional trading market for performing arts and live music in the South Atlantic, it offers a space for collaboration and exchange in which to share, learn about, learn and disseminate, from a common perspective, these artistic projects that are generated in Africa, Latin America and southern Europe.