Cabildo de Tenerife opens a new call for artists and groups who reach or have reached a business agreement at any of the MAPAS events, [Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur], to apply for a travel bursary to help them pay for their journey.

These travel bursaries are only valid for professionals or companies who are legally and physically established in Tenerife. The deadline to apply is open permanently or until the amount allotted is spent.

This is the second time Tenerife artists have access to these travel bursaries, which are complementary to other existing programmes with the same aims to encourage exterior mobility of Tenerife groups that reach hiring agreements at MAPAS. It is attractive for a programmer to negotiate with an artist or group whose travel expenses are already partially covered.  

Applications must be made through the online form that is available on The requirements to benefit from this aid is to have already requested programmes for the same aim to the other institutions which offer similar schemes, both Canarian and /or State, such as Canarias Crea, INAEM, etc., provided that they are within the deadline established; applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the activity is due to start and must attach a letter of invitation, contract or registration acceptance as proof of your participation in a cultural event outside the Canary Islands as a result of a business deal done at MAPAS. However, projects whose specific complexity or characteristics do not strictly meet the conditions established in the regulations will also be evaluated.

The global amount available for this scheme is 80,000 euros to cover travelling from any of Tenerife airports to the train station or bus stop closest to the place where the activity is to be done and returning to the island.

The travel bursary can be used by up to 6 people per artistic group and up to 4 journeys per year, with a maximum of two international journeys. The scheme established a contribution capped at 1,500 euros per person if travelling to American, Asian countries or South Africa; 1,400 euros per person if travelling to Africa, the Middle East or Russia; 600 euros for Europe and Northern Africa; and 300 euros for journeys within Spain. A maximum amount of 3,000 euros is also available to transport scenography and/or production elements.