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948 PRO Programme

The third edition of 948 Merkatua, the Art Market of Navarra and Professional Encounter Forum, consolidates itself as a market and interdisciplinary forum in which all creative and artistic disciplines have their place, and as a space where the way in which they all interact is best seen.

We go for hybrid creation and interdisciplinary content, understanding that the dialogue between artistic disciplines leads to the most interesting creative and cultural innovations of our time.

An edition that has been renewed with changes to its artistic and professional definition. A renewal process that seeks to give a greater boost to 948 Merkatua and the culture of Navarra in its projection beyond its borders. It is also a renewal aimed at making the event more attractive more open and more welcoming for any professional who wishes to attend.

This 2019 edition of 948 Merkatua is a step forward on the path to maturity and consolidation of the programme. While maintaining the structure of the 948 PRO Programme (talks, workshops, meetings between professionals, debates, seminars, stands, networking…) in the mornings in Baluarte and the 948 ART Programme (artistic presentations) in different venues around Pamplona in the afternoons/evenings, this edition moves towards a more basic and clearer model. A step in which new processes and measures are applied to accompany the renewal of the artistic and professional definition.

Thus, the 948 PRO Programme redefines the spaces and activities to make the event more efficient and formative for the professionals attending and participating in the forum.

  • Welcome event

    On Tuesday 20 November the starting signal for this third edition of 948 Merkatua will be fired. It will take place in Indara (near Baluarte) and include two shows: “Obsimo” and “BUMAYE!”.

  • Official Opening

    On Wednesday 20 November at 13:00 the stand of the Directorate-General of Culture of Navarre will host the Official Opening of 948 Merkatua through an institutional ceremony presented by representatives of the Government of Navarre.

  • Talks

    Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21, from 11:30 and 11:00 respectively, the twenty-one 948 Merkatua talks will take place in the Gola, Bulevar and Corona conference rooms on floor -1 in Baluarte;

    Cultural heritage, transversality, festivals and new ways of understanding cultural action, given by event organisers such as Maral Kekejian (Los veranos de la Villa), Samuel Retortillo (Festival Fiver) or Anselmo Pinilla (Estaciones Sonoras).

  • Debate

    At 09;30 on Wednesday 20 November Monica Zas will moderate an encounter to reflect on and delve into a key issue for the cultural and creative sector: interdisciplinarity, the concept around which the 948 Merkatua 2019 programme pivots. She will be assisted by María Ptqk, Maral Kekejian, Juan Pablo Ordúñez / MawatreS to discuss “Beyond the obvious: interdisciplinarity”.

  • Workshops

    Four workshops presented by national and international experts, focused on learning and participation in areas of great interest to culture professionals such as market outreach, the legal situation of interdisciplinary cultural and artistic practice, or how to create impact presentation to convince people to buy a project.

  • Work areas

    Areas provided in the Hall of Baluarte to facilitate interprofessional work under comfortable conditions.

  • 948 Merkatua Professional App

    Using this app, you can arrange meetings, get to know the professional profile of companies and people attending the event, create CVs and obtain all the information you need to get the best out of 948 Merkatua. 

  • Stands

    An area for stands of public institutions, companies and cultural organisations.

  • Presentation of cultural projects

    Here, artists and creators have a place to present projects at different phases of the production process.

  • Institutional and professional meetings

    In parallel to the other activities, a number of meetings will take place involving institutions or sector organisations.

  • Conecta Art

    Here, the artistic and cultural sector in Navarra has a space to get to know local projects in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Window on Creation In Navarra

    The presentation of singular artistic projects with potential for projection outside the Region of Navarra by creators included in the Register of Artists of the Government of Navarra.

  • Closing ceremony

    948 Merkatua 2019 will officially close at 13:00 on Friday 22 November, in a ceremony that will bring together the participants in the 2019 edition.


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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