The complications arising from the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic have finally led to the cancellation of MAPAS 2020 [South Atlantic Performative Arts Market] despite the effort made by the organisers Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos and Circulart. The event was scheduled to take place from 8 to 11 July in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Despite the great expectation created at the beginning of the year, the organisers have decided to put the event off as the health and well-being of participants, artist groups, and cultural programmers, who come mostly from foreign countries, as well as that of Tenerife residents, is above other matters. The call issued in early 2020 recorded 2,286 proposals from 71 countries across Latin America, Africa and southern Europe, which means a 161,56% increase over 2019. This figure foreshadowed a major qualitative leap for this year market.

As a cultural project that bases its activity on the mobility of programmers and artists showing at international circuits, MAPAS wants to keep this method of work and contact with the performing arts and music sectors. So, it will carry on communicating via its social networks all the news that are relevant to the community it represents.