Fira B! doubles its participation with 10,000 people attending its events in the Balearic Islands

Oct 6, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

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The Institute of Balearic Studies celebrates the great success in the professional and public fields

The seventh edition of the Professional Music and Performing Arts Market of the Balearic Islands grows with respect to 2021
Nearly 10,000 people attended the 7th edition of the professional music and performing arts market of the Balearic Islands, Fira B!, held in Palma between 27th September and 2nd October, with the aim of showcasing and promoting the latest and most representative creations by Balearic artists. The professional music and performing arts market of the Balearic Islands has doubled its participation compared to last year.

The Institute of Balearic Studies (IEB), the main organiser of Fira B!, celebrates the great success of the event in terms of both the professional and the public.

558 people have been accredited at the Fira B! Pro Professional Days. Over five days, more than fifty round tables, conferences, presentations, workshops, debates and talks by artists and festival organisers, conferences and presentations were programmed. They all revolved around environmental and economic sustainability, the backbone of this edition of Fira B!

Those who attended the Professional Conferences emphasised that they left with contacts they would not have made otherwise and with business and exchange opportunities.

At Fira B! 2022, 54 music and 26 performing arts proposals were promoted, with 356 artists, 196 musicians and 160 performing arts professionals taking to the stage. This is more than a hundred artists more than last year when 255 artists took part. In fact, the number of performing arts professionals taking part this year has doubled compared to last year, when there were 87. As for musicians, the number of musicians has risen from 168 to 196.

The vast majority of artists were local, although other autonomous communities such as Catalonia, Valencia, the Canary Islands and the Basque Country were also represented, as well as other countries such as Germany, Belgium, France, Estonia, Switzerland, Romania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Canada.

It should be noted that more than 50% of the groups or artists programmed had a female presence and in many cases it was a project led by women.

The guests from the music area came from the most important fairs in Europe and some from the American continent, important festivals from all over Europe, especially jazz festivals, venues of all styles, music supervisors with long experience, distributors, labels, management companies, music export agencies, universities, associations, projects and ticketing companies.

In the framework of the performing arts, we have had the complicity of some strategic partners such as Sala Beckett and FiraTàrrega; as well as the Coordinadora de Fairs de Arts Escéniques (COFAE), associated with the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM). As well as the collaboration of counterpart entities and other agents in the sector, such as the Centro de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música de Extremadura (CEMART), the Instituto Valenciano de la Cultura, the Instituto Etxepare and the Dirección General de Cultura del Gobierno de las Canarias.

IB3 has provided news coverage of Fira B! on the radio, the website and social networks.