What is it?
Fira Mediterrània de Manresa is the strategic fair of Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government) 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.
This is a multidisciplinary fair whose programme is divided into three main itineraries: one for music, featuring the Mediterranean world music and folk music scenes, where the latest works from the Catalan roots scene are highlights; one for dance, with a dynamic perspective on traditional roots and folk culture; and one for memory, legacy and oral storytelling, with performance and outdoor arts offerings, particularly theatre and circus, which draw on folk culture.
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.
At the same time, the professional area is a meeting and exchange space that becomes a point of contact and sale for both the performing arts and music sectors.
The 27th edition will be held in Manresa from 10 to 13 October 2024.
A Fira which aims to be the Mediterranean hub for proposals about our roots.
Fira aims to:
Boosts the implementation and dissemination of national and international projects that fuse contemporary creativity with traditional and regional culture;
Is the nerve centre of trends and ideas in the realm of traditional culture and promotes connections with community work, participation to increase people’s involvement in culture
Consolidate its reputation as a leading world music market in Spain;
Promote the export potential of Catalan artists and culture;
Act as a gateway into Spain for showcases international theatre and music projects;
Acts as a connection hub for professionals on an international scale.