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PARTICIPATION RULES FOR ARTISTS

 Presentation deadline: Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 3.00 pm

 

Requirements

Fira Mediterrània Manresa is the strategic fair for artistic proposals which use root sources, tradition and popular culture as the drivers of creativity.

Fira Mediterrània works with what we call the 360 degrees of the root, starting with the first level, the intangible heritage, continuing through the associations of popular and traditional culture, which start with that heritage and work to connect it with society, and ending with the professional sector, the artists whose creations are based on that tradition. At the Fira, we attach particular importance to the interchange, interrelation and intersection of all of those.

It is a multidisciplinary Fira, where we propose three great itineraries

  • Music: with the Mediterranean stage for world music and folk music showcasing the new productions on the traditional Catalan stage.
  • Performing arts: including dance, theatre, circus, street arts and proposals for families, based on the intangible heritage and on popular and traditional culture.
  • Popular culture and associationism, placing emphasis on their relationship with the professional arts sector while taking into account the Mediterranean’s intangible heritage.

This approach is materialised in the programming, which incorporates proposals in which the traditional roots are the creative force, roots with multi-faceted outlooks, and which speak to us in the present tense.

Fira Mediterrània structures a share of its programming based on three key elements:

  • Perspectives: proposals from artists who do not usually work with roots and are offering their specific perspective on popular and traditional culture.
  • Young people: proposals from emerging artists who have already focused their creative output based on traditional roots.
  • The present: proposals that emphasis a creative root that does not exist externally to the reality around us and that, through the language of roots and popular and traditional culture, can speak to us and reflect on what is transpiring in society today.

Valuation criteria

  • Artistic quality and interest.
  • Proposals must fit with the Fira programme themes.
  • Completely new productions, never staged before either in Catalonia or in Spain.
  • Potential success of the proposal.
  • Professional approach and interest shown in Fira as a place for meetings, dialogue and exchange.
  • Performances for more than one session reaching a larger professional audience.

Proposal submission period

The deadline for submitting proposals is 29 January 2020, at 3.00 pm.

There will be an ongoing assessment of proposals received from the start of the submission period.

Important: presenting a proposal implies acceptance of these rules.

Submitting your proposal

Artistic proposals can only be submitted online by completing the form at the end of this artistic participation regulation, once the rules for participation have been accepted.

Please send one form for each artistic proposal you want to submit. 

Once you have submitted the proposal, you will receive a confirmation email with an attached document containing information on the submitted show. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROPOSAL WILL NOT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED.

For any further queries, please contact artistes@firamediterrania.cat

Financial conditions

Fira, as a performing arts fair attended by sector professionals (1,185 from 40 countries came to last year’s event), will agree a financial contribution with companies and groups.

Accommodation and meals

For accommodation and meals purposes, Fira will count as members of a company or a group the number of artists/technicians listed plus a maximum of one person in the role of agent or manager.

Accommodation
According to the system established by the organisers, Fira will provide accommodation for companies and groups depending on the days and times of their performances. Accommodation will be in Manresa or in nearby towns, subject to availability. Rooms will be allocated on a shared basis. If a single room is requested, the supplement will be payable by the artist, provided that such rooms are available. Accommodation will be provided only in the following cases:

  • Companies/groups performing on consecutive days.
  • Companies/groups that reside outside Catalonia

Meals
According to the system established by the organisers, Fira will provide meals (lunch and/or dinner) for companies/groups depending on the days and times of their performances. Meals will be provided only in the following cases:

  • Companies/groups performing on consecutive days.
  • Companies/groups with two shows per day (morning and afternoon).
  • Companies/groups that reside outside Catalonia

Important: the contract for accommodation and meals between Fira and the artist cannot be changed, and changes will not be accepted.

Contract and invoicing

Participation is subject to signing the contract formulated by Fira Mediterrània Foundation and issuing the corresponding electronic invoice.

Access to invitations, to the Business Area and to Stands

Companies or groups selected will be given the status of registered professional delegates and as such will be given two personalised passes with access to all scheduled shows when they reserve tickets for these shows in advance.

For their own performance (if it is a paid-ticket performance), each company or group will be allocated ten invitations per session, except performances with limited seating (up to 100 spectators). For these performances, invitation numbers will be negotiated on an individual basis.

They will also have access to the Business Area, the meeting, exchange and networking area attended by professionals registered at the event.

Artists can hire their own stand in the Business Area. For more information, please refer to the Fira Mediterrània website firamediterrania.cat

Managers, promoters and promoting companies with two or more artists performing at Fira will be required to purchase one of these stands.

Publicity

Information about the performance will be produced by Fira using material provided by the artists and will be published via the following mechanisms:

  • Fira programme and/or professional guide.
  • Website firamediterrania.cat
  • 2.0 tools.
  • Attendance at other international fairs of the sector.
  • Press releases.

Technical requirements

Fira Mediterrània will provide the performing companies/groups with the required performance specification, on the basis of the available budget and materials.

Image copyright

If Fira takes photographs and/or makes audio-visual recordings of performances, the artist authorises Fira to use these images for advertising purposes.

Confirmation

Companies or groups selected will receive official confirmation of their participation before 30 June 2020 by email.

Queries

Please address any queries by email to: artistes@firamediterrania.cat

Material to be attached

Please attach the following material with your online application form:

  • Artistic portfolio: description of the performance, CV and cast and credits. (Max. 2MB)
  • Technical specifications: technical features, staff requirements and size of vehicle needed for transporting sets and equipment. (Max. 2MB)
  • At least one photograph of the company or group (in .tif or .jpg format measuring 10x15cm and with a resolution of 300 dpi). (Max. 4MB)
  • Video links (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.).
  • Audio links (Spotify, SoundCloud, myspace, bandcamp, DEEZER and others).

Application

Please fill in the online form to participate in the 23rd Fira Mediterrània Manresa, which will take place from 15 to 18 October 2020.

Please submit your artistic proposal. You can do this by using your login details for past years of Fira Mediterrània or by signing up again:

Artistic proposal