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Fira Mediterrània de Manresa (Catalonia / Spain)

Arquitecte Oms, 5 (casa Lluvià)
08242 Manresa

public contact

  • phone: +34 938 753 588
  • fax: +34 938 722 685
  • eMail: email to Fira Mediterrània de Manresa (Catalonia / Spain) public contact

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  • Institution
    • Cult.Inst.
  • Promoter
    • Trade Fair

participating in

  • WOMEX 2003
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2016

company description

Fira Mediterrania de Manresa (Catalonia / Spain) is a market for new artistic creations inspired by Catalan and Mediterranean traditions or those from other parts of the world.

Being a market, the main objective of Mediterrània is to help the programmed artists to be contracted by the attending delegates. Every year there are usually around a hundred different artistic shows on offer

* Music, theatre and dance performances
* Shows for adult and family audiences
* Stage shows and also street performances

Attracted by this programme, around 1.200 international delegates sign up for Mediterrània each year. Thanks to this professional exchange, other objectives are achieved:

• Generates an induced economic impact, according to estimates by the University of Deusto, of over 9 million euros in the arts and culture sector.

• Yields a seven-fold return on each euro invested by public authorities in the Fira Mediterrània.
• Stimulate the creation of new, high-quality, artistic production and bring them to the public at large.
• Internationalise the artistic creations done in Catalonia and the Catalan Countries.
• Become a display case and main exhibition point for the sector.
• Act as a meeting point for professionals from throughout the Catalan Countries.
• Create a cultural interchange forum between the different peoples of the Mediterranean.

Underpinnings of the Fira:

- Roots are in constant evolution and growth, to the point that they become a future centre of attraction and, therefore, of contemporaneity, which is reflected in the programming

- Strengthening of the mainstay of Mediterrània, both at the level of artistic languages and of professional and institutional relations

- This artistic and professional market is inserted into the hub for empowering the cultural industry by the country’s government, with the artistic creators participating and interrelating in this process, as well as the public and private cultural agents and associations.


14 spaces distributed throughout the city centre and 2 different routes

101 acting companies

Sort by origin:
Catalonia 60%
Rest of Spain 24%
International 16%

270 shows and activities

Performing arts 24.29%
Music 28.21%
MPM Professional Meeting 30.36%
Games and teaching resources 3.93%
Other 13.21%

1,118 professionals

580 entities (from 30 different countries)

123 exhibitors

170 accredited journalists

14.382 viewers of the shows programmed in payment spaces

Studies carried out by University of Deusto, Barcelona Provincial Council Tourism Laboratory and Bages University Foundation.

Fira Mediterrània attracted 11% of international professionals who attended the fifteen performing arts fairs across the whole State.
Every euro invested in Fira by public institutions generated €7 in contracted business for the performing arts.
That means 1,650 contracts generated, counting artists in the official programme and contracts resulting from the marketplace and the other business areas in Fira.
Professional visitors reported having seen an average of 4 performances each.

Fira generated full tourist occupancy rates: accommodation in Manresa and the surrounding area registered 100% occupancy, 70% more than over a "normal" weekend.

Over the Fira weekend, the event was the main reason that 3/4 of visitors and tourists came to Manresa.

Visitors and tourists gave Manresa 7.8 out of 10 over the Fira weekend, saying that it was better than an ordinary visit.

Shops received the highest score from visitors and tourists in Manresa (7.7 out of 10), followed by bars and restaurants (7.3 out of 10), nightlife (6.7 out of 10) and Fira's cultural attractions apart from the shows (6.7 out of 10). The lowest score was awarded for accommodation and car parking.

Half the visitors to Manresa during Fira weekend came from the local Bages region (53%) and 40% of the rest were from Barcelona province.

The vast majority of visitors came by private car (94%).

Visitor spends per day, not counting transport and car parking, was €25.

Around 2/3 of this spend was on restaurant meals, snacks and drinks.

Visitors and tourists reported having seen an average of 3 performances each.

Between 88,217 and 107,368 people watched one of the performances.

91% of people who came to Manresa for Fira would recommend the experience.

32,297 people came from outside the Bages region.

For every euro invested, a return of €8 was generated for the town of Manresa and the Bages region.

The total economic impact was between €2,402,150 and €2,959,018.

Visitor expenditure increased according to how far they had travelled from their home town:

- Manresa: €13.6
- Rest of the Bages region: €17.4
- Other regions: €26.4

Evidence suggests that people who bought tickets for a performance spent more money.

In the cases where the tastes of the person interviewed coincided with Fira performances, this expenditure was higher.

25% of the people interviewed were happy to buy tickets.

There was a significant and positive correlation between people's knowledge of the programme and the amount of money they spent. This was also true of the connection between expenditure and the interest in Fira performances expressed by the people interviewed.




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