Guadalajara will once again be the center of attention for culture and music, with the holding of the International Music Fair (Fimpro) to be held from May 28 to 31; while the ISPA (International Society for the Performing Arts) Congress will take place from May 27 to 31 at the Santander Performing Arts Group.
Diego Luna and Javier Camarena will be honored in Guadalajara Fimpro Fair
People of art, culture, music and theater will participate, such as Ofelia Medina, Diego Luna, Marina de Tavira, Yalitza Aparicio, Javier Camarena, Rubén Albarrán and Conchi León.
It will be the first time that ISPA comes to Guadalajara, where more than 600 exhibitors from 60 countries will participate, all linked to the performing arts, music, theater, and culture.
"IPSA is a project that the University of Guadalajara has worked for a long time. We did the competition to host it since 2015, that's why there is an important emotion because we do it for the community and for Mexico. The idea is to strengthen the arts and music locally and nationally, and take it to the international level, "said Denisse Flores, general coordinator of ISPA Guadalajara.
The coordinator added that two special prizes will be delivered during the Congress that will be held at the Conjunto Santander de Performing Arts.
"Diego Luna will be doing a provocation intervention and will speak on the theme 'The fortress is in us' and will be receiving an award that ISPA will give him as a Distinguished Artist, this award will also be given to Javier Camarena, on May 31".
The music fair and the art congress decided to work together to be an encounter that generates a bond in Latin America.
"Fimpro will be the host of ISPA, which for us is something natural, in the sense that where else could such an encounter fit. The combination has been very important because we have worked hard so that the part of the conferences has to do with each other; that is, that the performing arts see what the music is doing and vice versa, "added the coordinator.
The theme of the congress will be "The fortress is in us", which will have the presence of several special guests.
"We want to strengthen the arts industry in general. We are closing a lot of the names, something important of ISPA is their motto, that is why Fimpro talks about 'the arts unite us'. We will be doing crossings between musicians and performing arts experts such as the Minister of Culture of Costa Rica, Silvia Durán; Carmen Romero, director of the Theater and Performing Arts Festival of Chile and Octavio Arbeláez, director of Teatro de Manizales; as well as Rubén Albarrán, Miguel Trujillo and Conchi León, who will be talking about contemporary traditional arts ".
Enrique Blanc, showcases coordinator of Fimpro said that the music fair focuses on artists in development.
"The musical program has already closed with the Chilean delegation, which was the last one that was missing, groups are added to make a total of 32 groups that will participate in this program of showcases. The academic program will be announced after Holy Week. We are interested in artists in development, who are not so emergent, and who are not consecrated, there are many cases to find durable artists that contribute from their corners ".
How to attend
The rate that includes all the ISPA sessions, lunch, reception opening, and closing party, range from 250 dollars to one thousand 275 dollars. There will be conferences, workshops, and exhibitions. To consult more information about the event, prices, venues, and program, at www.ispa.org/page/congress_ga19
To attend Fimpro has a cost of 1,800 pesos (until May 31). There is a discount for students of 50% and an option to pay in three installments with valid credential www.fimguadalajara.mx/#!/compra/es
The dates of the International Music Fair in Guadalajara revealed
Everything is ready for the International Music Fair for Professionals (Fimpro) to be held from May 28 to 31 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, whose official headquarters will be the Conjunto Santander de Performing Arts, which will house more than 800 professionals from music.
The guests come from 25 countries and include 32 groups on stage for "showcases", conferences and workshops, more than 700 meetings between musicians and industry agents in the "speed meetings", as well as more than 50 hours of "networking".
The Fimpro has become an obligatory benchmark to analyze the evolution of the music industry since it is one of the most important meetings of its kind in Latin America.
For this fifth edition, 537 bands were registered, which they applied for a selection process for the 10 live presentations.
This year the fair presents an alliance with the Congress of the International Society for the Performing Arts, ISPA, one of the most outstanding events for performing arts worldwide.
It was reported that there will be two focus regions, in which music and its industry play an important role: Spain and Canada, as well as delegations from Chile, Argentina, among others.
The International Music Fair for Professionals fosters professional relationships with the industry, festivals, and promoters from various countries, in addition, the attendees will be able to directly know different models and business trends and distribution of digital content.