The Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur, MAPAS 2019, [South Atlantic Performing Arts Market] completes its programme with the participation of 166 artistic groups and agencies from 35 countries coming to this international event to be held in Tenerife from 10 to 14 July. Heads of programming, curators, artistic directors and cultural managers can register until Saturday, 15 June.

All the companies, artists and music groups who have confirmed attendance are taking part in the business meetings and 60 of them, coming from 24 countries, have been also selected to perform before audience and programmers in sample shows to be put on in these five days at different venues in Santa Cruz: Auditorio de Tenerife and surrounding areas, Teatro Guimerá, La Granja Espacio de Creación and IES Alcalde Bernabé are some of the locations chosen for theatre, dance, circus, street art and music performances. Like in previous years, more than 20,000 people are expected to attend these shows.

TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes and Museo de la Naturaleza y la Arqueología complete the market’s venues. These places are hosting the speed business meetings and a busy programme of training activities and debates that will feature internationally relevant speakers and meetings with professionals of institutions related to music and the performing arts from all over the world.

MAPAS 2019 -organized by Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos and Circulart- this year includes booking, management and distributions agencies. A total of 33 companies of this kind from 12 countries have been selected. They are taking part in the business meetings to be held on 12 and 13 July, with artists from Africa, Latin America and Southern Europe and programmers from any country.

As for the artistic and musical groups, they come from many different places: 64 are from Southern Europe (Spain and Portugal), 24 of which will be offering shows; 45 artists and musicians come from Latin America, with 18 performances; and 24 participants come from Africa with 18 of them performing before the audience and the programmers. MAPAS 2019 will welcome creators from Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Portugal, Venezuela, Egypt, Ghana, Ruanda, Tunisia, Morocco, Mali, Cameroon or Madagascar, among others. The confirmed artists and the programmers feature on the MAPAS website

MAPAS will once again make Tenerife an international spot for the performing arts and music, taking up the main cultural venues in the city in a venture than combines professional management and artistic exhibition, training and analysis with the aim of giving international scope to the proposals of creators from Africa, Latin America and Southern Europe and strengthen the structure of creative industries.