MAPAS closes the registration period with 200 confirmed artists from 40 countries and 60 free performances on stages in Tenerife

Cultural programmers and managers have until May 31 to register to complete the 170 places offered by the market 

MAPAS, Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur, closes its registration period for artists, companies and groups with some 200 confirmed artistic projects from 40 countries in Latin America, Africa and Europe, with which it completes the expected number of participants. In addition, 60 of these artists will offer performances and samples of their proposals before the Tenerife public, who will be able to enjoy this cultural offer for free between July 11 and 15.  

Around MAPS 2018, organized by the Cabildo of Tenerife, An hour less Y Circulart, a complete professional programming will be articulated, with the organization of business rounds in which artists and programmers will hold meetings to try to close commercial agreements. There will also be an opportunity to training and advice, with networking sessions, pitch and workshops, some of them already held last March, aimed at improving the viability of artistic projects and the internationalization of said projects. 

The public and the programmers cited in this new edition of MAPAS They will be able to enjoy 60 free performances, 30 musicals and another 30 of performing arts, which will take place in emblematic stages of the Tenerife capital, such as the Auditorio de Tenerife, Tea Tenerife Espacio de las Artes or the Guimerá Theater, and also in numerous street settings, with the anticipation of bringing together some 20,000 people. 

Theater, dance, music, street arts or circus are some of the proposals that will turn Tenerife into the center of arts activity in the month of July, with a significant participation of Canarian artists, companies and groups. Countries such as Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Panama or Uruguay, among others, will also have a presence in the market. 

Tenerife has managed to make a prominent place in the international agenda of the performing arts with MAPAS, whose first edition, held in 2017, generated high expectations among the artistic community, to the point of receiving this year more than 1,300 applications to participate in this professional market with which it seeks to promote business culture for the live arts. With this edition it is intended to consolidate the island as international reference center for professional exchange the artistic community and those responsible for programming shows and festivals and cultural managers. 

The website of MAPS 2018 ( offers detailed information and an audiovisual reference of the work of each of the artists who will participate in this live arts marketBoth those selected for the business roundtables and those who will offer artistic exhibitions during their stay on the island. 

MAPAS has the collaboration of Tenerife Auditorium Y TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes.