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1. What exactly is 948 Merkatua 2019?

948 Merkatua, Arts Market of Navarra and Professional Forum is a strategic not-to-be-missed event to showcase cultural and artistic products, exchange ideas and exhibit innovative proposals. This project is led and financed by the Government of Navarra.

For this edition, 948 Merkatua has been revamped, seeking uniqueness with a focus on interdisciplinarity and hybridisation, to become a meeting place for artists and cultural professionals, based on interdisciplinarity.

In this way, 948 Merkatua is moving forward to position itself in the sector as a unique event, focussed on new creations and hybrid proposals. As opposed to sectoral markets, 948 Merkatua will offer quality, innovation and contemporary languages, while it will also be a professional and dynamic forum for training content and networking, a forum in which there is a place for all creative and artistic disciplines.

948 Merkatua will have an attractive ART and PRO programme, one that is unique, powerful and in line with the new artistic and strategic focus, directed at being a cultural landmark in the south of Europe, a 3-day niche event that brings together high-level cultural professionals: culture managers, programmers, artists and institutions. The common link for the proposals exhibited in this edition will be the merging of different disciplines that lead to hybrid projects, the main criterion in the selection of the works.

In the professional area, 948 PRO is redefining activities in order to ensure that the professionals attending and taking part in the forum enjoy a more effective and formative experience, structuring the forum around lectures, debates and the presentation of projects. Training, networking and B2B will also be essential instruments for the purpose of creating business synergies. Baluarte will continue to be the hub for the programme for professionals.

For its part, the 948 ART Programme will be selected through an Artistic Committee and will be focussed on the exhibition of hybrid and interdisciplinary proposals. In this edition, there will be fewer exhibition spaces and these will be centred around the Baluarte, to make attendance easier for professionals and the general public alike.

The dates selected for holding 948 Merkatua 2019 are 20th, 21st and 22nd November. The first two days will focus on conferences and the exhibition of works, while Friday 22nd of November will be dedicated to workshops, a thematic seminar and the presentation of projects. For its part, there will be forms of stands and presentations in the area of stands.


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Organized by

Gobierno de Navarra


Ayuntamiento de Pamplona
Servicio Navarro de Empleo - Nafar Lansare
Euskarabidea - Instituto Navarro del Euskera
Eurorregión Nouvelle-Aquitaine Euskadi Navarra


Teatro Gayarre
Escuela Navarra de Teatro
Walden Librería Café

With the support of

Universidad Pública de Navarra
Universidad de Navarra
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Instituto Vasco Etxepare
Région Nouvele-Aquitaine
Euskal Kultur Erakundea - Institut Culturel Basque
Ayuntamiento de Bayona
Institut Français - Bilbao
Communauté d’Agglomération Pays Basque
Département Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Région Occitanie
Red de Teatros de Navarra