Enrique Arriaga states that "this tool will facilitate recruiting municipal cultural managers"


Tenerife Island Council has started to draw up a catalogue for the year 2021 that will contain professional stage and musical performances. According to Enrique Arriaga, councillor for Culture, "we will make this tool available to those municipal authorities who are in charge of implementing those cultural programmes that the Island Council will subsidise".

Arriaga explained that "only those professional performing arts companies or producers that offer cultural productions such as theatre, dance, circus, street arts and music can be registered in this catalogue". The registration shall be carried out through the website www.tenerifeartesescenicas.com. The time frame to register started on Tuesday, 9 March, and the deadline is March 25.

Alejandro Krawietz, the Island's Director of Culture, pointed out that "the budget for this new subsidy issued by Tenerife Island Council for local councils amounts to €450,000”. Regarding how this amount will be distributed, "the Island Council will contribute with the same amount that each municipality will disburse; our aim is that all municipalities have at least €10,000 at their disposal; should that amount not be reached by any of them, the difference would be then transferred to the overall budget". 

Mr Krawietz explained that "this initiative will be managed by the Administrative Service of Culture with the collaboration of Auditorio de Tenerife. We aim to achieve proper administrative coordination that enables us to offer quality programming and to provide greater public access to the stage and musical activities".

The Island Council intends to promote the performing arts and music throughout the island; in this sense, it has developed a guideline to support local councils and facilitate their cultural programming. In recent years, there has been a commitment to producing this catalogue; the last edition for the year 2020 gathered 161 proposals and over 400 activities, many of which were affected by the pandemic.