The first day for business meetings scheduled at MAPAS 2019 started today at TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes with the participation of 138 artists from 27 countries (48 Canarian), 149 heads of programming of 40 nationalities (18 Canarian) and 30 management and distribution agencies, five of which are from the Canary Islands. The agencies are a novelty this year.

TEA library hosted these brief meetings in which in 12 minutes at the most, artists and agencies must manage to show their proposals to programmers, attract their interest and try to reach with them a distribution or exhibition agreement at the events they represent.

On Saturday the second and last session of professional meetings is taking place at the market, which had a very busy Thursday morning with academic activities for both professionals and the general public. These events were also a chance to make informal contacts in advance of today’s meetings.

The 59 music and performing arts showcases which are open to the public, are held at 4:00 pm every day and complement these business meetings, as programmers can see live the careful selection brought to MAPAS 2019 by South Atlantic creators. Today, a hectic evening is starting at 5:15 pm with twenty-two music, dance and theatre shows from eleven countries who will be performing at Auditorio de Tenerife, Teatro Guimerá, La Granja Espacio de Creación and IES Alcalde Bernabé Rodríguez.

The performances and showcases are available on the website and on the free app that can be downloaded for IOS and Android mobiles. You can see all the information on MAPAS shows and talks and get all the news relevant to the audience and the Market participants.

MAPAS is organised by the Cabildo de Tenerife, Circulart and unahoramenos, with the sponsorship of the Government of the Canary Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council and the INAEM, in addition to the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) through their Programa para la Internacionalización de la Cultura Española (PICE) in the section Visitantes, which fosters the participation in the Market of ten performing arts professionals from Africa and Latin America. Other collaborators include Casa África, Secretaría General Iberoamericana, Fundación SGAE, Iberia and Hyundai, among other public and private institutions.