Participation rules for artists




Presentation deadline: Monday 6 March 2017




Fira Mediterrània of Manresa is one of six performing arts fairs that together comprise a map of performing arts fairs organised by the Catalan Government Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with different national agents.

The programme is interdisciplinary -visual arts, circus, dance, exhibitions, music, storytelling and theatre-. Arts projects can be submitted under two main themes:

  • Popular Culture: based on elements that include the transfer of heritage, the crossover between contemporary creation and traditional regional culture, participation and the increase of the social base of culture. Suitable projects:

Traditional popular culture productions // Urban and street art // Community and social inclusion projects // Interactive and/or participative shows // Family shows, amongst others.

  • World Music, with special emphasis on the Mediterranean region./

Performances may be small, medium or large scale format and aimed at adult and/or family audiences.


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 6 March 2017, at 12 midnight. 


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. Prior to this, a user account is to be created that will allow you to submit one or severeal artistic proposals.

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 PROPERLY.

For any further queries, please contact

Financial conditions


Fira, as a performing arts fair attended by professional event booking agents (1,137 from 32 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.


Fira will provide accommodation for companies and groups travelling from outside Catalonia, depending on the days and times of their performances. Accommodation will be based 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. Fira runs a bus and transfer service.


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 last-minute changes will not be accepted.


Contract and invoicing


Participation is subject to signing the contract formulated by Fira Mediterrània Foundation and issuing the corresponding invoice for “Promotional performance at Fira Mediterrània”.


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 a maximum of 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 (100 spectators or less).

For these performances, invitation numbers will be negotiated on an individual basis.

They will also have access to the Business Area, the exchange and business area attended by professionals, promoters, companies and the media.

Artists wanting to have their own stand in the Business Area can do so at a cost of €314 + VAT (4 m2) or €405 + VAT (6 m2).

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




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.

  • Professional guide.

  • Website

  • 2.0 tools.

  • Attendance at other international fairs in and outside Spain.


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 to advertise the event.




Companies or groups selected will receive official confirmation of their participation before 4 July 2017 by email.




Please address any queries to:


Accompanying material


Via the Internet by completing the application form:

  • Artistic portfolio: description of the performance, CV and cast and credits.

  • Technical specifications: technical features, staff requirements and size of vehicle needed for transporting sets and equipment.

  • At least one photograph of the company or group (in .tif or .jpg format measuring 10x15cm and with a resolution of 300 dpi).

  • Video links (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.).

  • Audio links (Spotify, SoundCloud, myspace, bandcamp, DEEZER, and others).



Click on the following button to complete the on-line application form to take part in the 20th Fira Mediterrània Manresa that will be held from 5 to 8 October 2017.


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