MAPAS 2019 [South Atlantic Performing Arts Market] will welcome 150 head of programming and cultural managers coming from 40 countries worldwide to take part in the third year of this international event, which is taking place from 10 to 14 July. They can have professional meetings here with 166 artistic groups and agencies from 35 African, Latin American and Southern European countries and see 60 shows during this five-day event.

The fast business meetings –brief professional meetings of programmers, artists and agencies- will be held at TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes on 12 and 13 July. In addition, there will also be a full professional programme including training, circulation activities and debates with internationally relevant speakers. Meetings with institutions connected to music and the performing arts from all over the world are also taking place.

A large proportion of programmers registered for MAPA 2019 come from Southern Europe (Spain, France and Portugal) and Latin America, in addition to many programming heads coming from Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

There is also a large representation of programmers coming from Africa as professionals are joining us from Cape Vert, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger or South Africa, among other. MAPAS 2019 is also welcoming programmers from South Korea, Australia, Germany, Canada, the US, Slovenia, the UK, Georgia, Ireland and Romania. 

Last year, in MAPAS 2018 more than 3,500 business meetings were held between programmers and artists from three continents. Also, more than 16,000 people attended the shows open to the public.

Both the artists and the programmers registered to take part in this year’s MAPAS can be seen on the website

MAPAS, organised by the Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos and Circulart 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.