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Economic crisis has not stopped the creation of new festivals

The portal ProFestival.net

The portal ProFestival.net

23/07/2015

ProFestival.net, the interactive portal to promote Catalan and Spanish festivals created by the Programme of Cultural Management of the University of Barcelona (UB), has made public some data about the sector. It points out that in Spain, 43% of festival are centred on music (20% on electronic, techno and pop-rock music), 26% of them are devoted to performing arts (17% of them to theatre), 20% to audiovisual arts and 11% to other art disciplines. Catalonia hosts 34% of Spanish festivals, followed by Andalusia (11%), Madrid (9%) and Comunitat Valenciana (8%). Two out of ten festivals take place in Barcelona and Madrid.

Forty-three per cent festivals, particularly music ones, happen in summer (in June, July, August and September). In the case of Europe, 75% of music festivals take place in summer. On the contrary, in Madrid and Barcelona, 75% and 65% of them, respectively, occur from October to May.

 

Economic recession has not stopped the emergence of new festivals: 24% of existing festivals were created from 2009 (particularly those focused on electronic, techno, pop-rock and indie music and on audiovisual art).

 

ProFestival.netprovides information about the great number of existing festivals. It includes a geolocation map of festivals all around Spain, detailed information about each festival, a powerful search engine, an agenda and a blog with interviews and opinions. Moreover, it contributes to strengthen and vertebrate the sector and its professionals. It also includes an interactive area that contains around 600 bibliographical, more than 230 pieces of news about the sector and some job offers. 

 

ProFestival.net was selected as one of the top one hundred ideas of the year 2014 on the 37th edition of the awards that the magazine Actualidad Económica gives as a way to enhance innovation. ProFestival.net is a project managed by the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation and supported by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and the Barcelona Culture Institute (ICUB).

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