MERCARTES is a performing arts market that will celebrate its ninth edition in November 2021 . More than 1,000 professionals and 139 exhibitors participated in it. The tenth edition of MERCARTES will be held in 2023.
MERCARTES is a key factor in strengthening and strengthening professional ties, and an agent of change in the transformation process that is taking place in the performing arts and music sector. MERCARTES is a living project, close to the professional reality in which we live, sensitive to the demands of the sector and receptive to its proposals, ideas and projects. At MERCARTES, the aim is to combine public, private and mixed initiatives, depending on the objectives of each project, and to achieve a sustainable balance between the criteria of economic profitability (business) and social and cultural efficiency (public service), which the scenic and musical culture needs to achieve sustainability.
MERCARTES seeks to promote encounters and relations between professionals in the sector, value all the public and private agents that comprise it, and generate market opportunities. The facilitators favor circulation, visibility and meeting between professionals. The godfathers and godmothers (professionals with extensive experience and solid experience) advise and guide professionals who have recently entered the sector. Extrella Mercartes offers a personalized advisory service to exhibitors. And, finally, the digital platform encourages professionals to make business appointments with each other to exchange and share projects.
MERCARTES is organized by FAETEDA and by The Spanish Theater Network. It is also possible thanks to a broad institutional collaboration of public and private entities: INAEM, the Junta de Castilla y León, the City Hall of Valladolid, < a href="https://www.accioncultural.es/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Spanish Cultural Action, FECED, COFAE, ADGAE, FEAGC and Valladolid Fair.