2019 MAPAS workshops starting this week at Auditorio de Tenerife are fully booked. Their aim is to boost internationalization and consolidate stage and music projects. The first module targeted at musicians, groups and bands, started on Monday, 21 January and finishes on Wednesday, 23, totalling 12 hours of training.

MAPAS’s organizers Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos Producciones and Circulart, maintain their commitment to training with the aim of providing artists with the information and knowledge on the cultural industry to allow them build solid projects that guarantee their development and feasibility.

Musician, composer, producer, cultural manager and promoter Gerry Rosado (Gerardo Rosado Colmenares, City of México, 1970) is giving the workshop called “Toco, luego existo o diplomado en administración de expectativas” [I play therefore I am or graduated in Expectations Administration]. In it he seeks to give participants the necessary tools to identify their own situation within the changing music industry and set realistic, feasible expectations for their musical project.

The course contents deal with the most common practices and goes over the processes that weaken the artist’s capacity to act on their surroundings. The aim is to come to a diagnosis of the current situation, taking into account the inner structure of the group or the musical project, its artistic features and their work capital.

Gerry Rosado will guide participants into widening the resources to achieve their aim in production, sound engineering, booking, collaborative structures, project design, etc. He will also provide them with tools to deal with managing negotiation strategies, establishing the scope and characteristics of the market, technology, public relations or reaching strategic alliances.  

The next workshop is for performing arts professionals and is being held next week, from 28 to 30 January, totalling 12 hours of training. The workshop is called “Escena internacional” [International Scene], and will be given by Toni González (Tortosa, 1956). Its main goal is to provide methodologic tools and resources so that organizers, groups and artists of live arts can carry out their own mobility and internationalization campaign.  It is a hands-on workshop and the methodology to be applied is “Rutas de Movilidad e Internacionalización a los proyectos artísticos y empresariales de los participantes” [Mobility and Internationalization Routes for Participants’ Artistic and Business projects].

MAPAS third year is being held from 10 to 14 July 2019. The call for artists, companies, musicians booking, management and distribution agencies from Africa, America and Southern Europe (Spain and Portugal) is open until 15 February. You can also register to take part in the speed business meetings and parallel activities for programmers, cultural managers and other professionals related to programming performing arts worldwide who are interested in attending the Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur [South Atlantic Market of the Performing Arts].