About us

Hay Festival Arequipa promotes culture and social responsibility.

Hay Festival is a cultural event accessible to everyone. It celebrates art and science through inclusive events with international artists.

Literature, visual arts, cinema, music, geopolitics, journalism, the environment... all go together with dialogue and celebration. Hay Festival Arequipa 2023 was our nineth edition.

Our programme included debates and 'in conversation' events, workshops, concerts and lectures with international experts in the fields of literature, visual arts, science, environment, cinema, music, human rights, journalism and more. The festival always creates a space for the best cultural and scientific productions, and a dedicated space for dialogue, critical thinking and the exchange of ideas.

  • The festival stands as one of the most important cultural events of the Hispanic world
  • Promotion of both local and international literature, debate, cultural exchange, education and development
  • Accessible and inclusive events with international artists
  • Social responsibility and education
  • Partnerships with institutions, private and public enterprises, local and international companies, in order to maximize the impact of our model and to secure its accessibility for the local population.


Hay Festival International DirectorCristina Fuentes La Roche 
Development & Communications DirectorÁngela Delgado Valdivia
Hay Festival International Coordinator, Izara García Rodríguez
Authors Coordinator, Zoe Romero Miranda
Digital content CoordinatorIñaki Lasa Etura
General Production, María Luisa Rodríguez Crispín
Education Coordinator, Sheila Hall Peña
Graphic Design, Rosa Cruz León
Image & Design Coordinator, Verónica Gil Álvarez
Coordinator Assistants, Berta Bragado, Natalia Gaona Doporto, Sol Goldentaer Zecchi, Marcela Mastroianni, Daniella Paredes Johnson
Press & Communication, Diana Gonzales Obando, Carla Cruzado, Ketty Cadillo, Gabriela Alosilla, Gabriela Calle
Social media, Junkie Media: Itzel Aguilar, Jimena Calderón, Gisell González, Diana Gutiérrez, Ignacio Hipólito, Carlos Millet, Luis Alberto Pérez
Photographer, Isis Mur, Denis Mayhua y Víctor Sucasaca
Audiovisual production, Vía Expresa Cine y Video. Miguel Barreda Delgado
Public relations, Ximena Ruiz-Rosas
Production Assistants, Anita Salinas
Logistics & Venue Coordination, Yesenia Chura Quispe
Moquegua Coordination: Gisela Ccama Velásquez 
Digital content production, Alejandra Díaz
Translator, David Hosking
Web page, Paul Richardson

Hay Festival Foundation Ltd Trustees: Caroline Michel (Chair), Dylan Jones, Rosie Boycott, Nik Gowing, Jonathan Godfrey, Geraint Davies, Philippe Sands, Terry Burns, Mair Gwynant

Hay Festival Foundation Ltd CEO: Julie Finch

Hay Festival Foundation Ltd President: Stephen Fry

Hay Festival Arequipa Vice Presidents: Alonso Ruiz-Rosas Cateriano, Hernando Torres-Fernández

Hosts and Volunteers Coordination, XXX. Thank you to all our volunteers: XXX

Asociación Civil Hay Festival Perú
Inscrita con Partida Registral: 11402988 entidad Perceptora de Donaciones según Resolución de Intendencia N° 0590050004512
Presidents: Ronald Otto Fernández
Secretary: Cristina Fuentes La Roche
Accountant: Morgana Vargas Llosa

Watch the film: Hay Festival Arequipa

Partner for Latin America


Principal Sponsors

Fundación BBVA Continental

Government Partner

Arequipa Gobierno Regional

Institutional Partner

Ford Foundation