Projects and partners

Hay Festival Arequipa works in collaboration with several organisations.


Thanks to the international agreement between the Welsh Government and the Hay Festival, we are pleased to present the Llwyfan Cymru Digidol – Wales Digital Stage, with guests as Alex Beard, Joel Brown y Eve Mutso; Dan Collyns y Karina Garay; Pablo Fajardo, Rodrigo Lledo y Philippe Sandss; Andri Snaer Magnason; Marie Modiano and Michi Strausfeld..

Discover Wale’s rich culture and history. From world-famous arts to jaw-dropping scenery. It all comes with a legendary warm welcome. A country shaped by its people, inspired by its places, alive with adventure and opportunity.



Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is a Spanish public body dedicated to promoting Spain’s culture and heritage, inside and outside the country, through an extensive programme of activities. This includes exhibitions, meetings, conferences, film, theatre, music, audio-visual productions and initiatives that boost the mobility of professionals and artists. As part of the promotion of the internationalization and mobility of Spanish literary professionals, AC/E collaborates with the Hay Festivals held around the world, co-organizing activities for the promotion and dissemination abroad of the work of Spanish writers. Hay Festival Digital Arequipa 2021 gatheres a number of talented Spanish artists as Joaquín Araújo, Munir Hachemi, Nadia Hafid, Francisco Mora and Almudena Sánchez.


To accompany the programmes of the Hispanic festivals, expanding their scope through the use of digital tools, Hay Festival has teamed up with BBC Mundo for the preparation of a supplementary online programme in which Hay Festival Querétaro guests and other major figures in the world of European and American culture talk about current affairs, offer suggestions for books to read and authors they admire, and share their views on specific subjects. Readers can also find notes of interest and test their knowledge of literature and the Spanish language.

This digital programme, with exclusive online videos, texts, images and conversations, was broadcasted on the website and social media of BBC Mundo and Hay Festival


Hay Diálogos con Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos aims to favor the knowledge and exchange between authors of different generations and nationalities who are united by the same language and a shared literary tradition which is enriched by authors of different origins. This proposal which was developed in each and every one of the existing Hay Festivals, consisted in the participation of an acclaimed author, who nominated a younger author from Latin America or Spain (the Spanish authors picked a Latin American author and vice versa). This is, thus, a dialogue that builds bridges between different generations and countries, with one branch of literature, that is, Spanish literature, acting as a link. In this edition the Spanish writer Sergio del Molino will talk to Peruvian Miluska Benavides, in an event moderated by Omar Zevallos.


Hay Festival and El País established a media alliance for all the festivals in Latin America, bringing the festival to the readers of the newspaper, and the interviews and investigations of the newspaper to the spectators of the festival. The newspaper featured a talk at each festival with a great international personality, and both organizations shared content to bring the Hay Festival closer to the readers of El País. In this edition journalist César Hildebrandt wil talk to to Jan Martínez Ahrens, director of El País América.


1 & 2 of November will be the third edition of Hay Forum Moquegua, thanks to the support of Anglo American. The Forum will be completely free and digital, with authors such as Sheera Frenkel, Jeremías Gamboa, Cecilia Kang, Francisco Mora, Ignacio Morgado, Francisco Sagasti and Gabriela Wiener


Thanks to our partnership with the BBVA Foundation, girls and boys were also able to enjoy Hay Festival Digital Arequipa. Hay Festivalito is the section of the festival created for children. During the week of 1-7 November, we will held parallel events to the general programme, with a wide range of events for everyone, to watch them on our website and social media. With authors such as Renato Cisneros, Juan Gedovius, Nadia Hafid, Ana Pez, Víctor Ruiz. You can find the full programme here.


The Hay Festival and the British Council launched a global alliance in the 2010 Hay-on-Wye Festival and have since then worked together to bring British writers and thinkers to a larger global audiences. The British Council literary team fosters British editors, poets and writers in different communities and audiences all over the world, developing high-quality and innovative events that create connections between writers, editors and cultural institutions. The British authors of Hay Festival Digital Arequipa 2021 are supported by the British Council: Joel Brown and Eve Mutso; Dan Collyns and Philippe Sands. The foregoing in order to ensure that the knowledge and experience of the United Kingdom in the field of literature is recognized and appreciated by different Colombian audiences.


The Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award is an annual award of £20,000 for a current writing project exploring the Americas. Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, the Writer’s Award is run in partnership with Hay Festival. The award was open to writers working on full-length non-fiction or fiction books, in English or Spanish that require research use of the British Library’s Americas collections. Hay Festival, the not-for-profit event series with editions across the Americas, was pleased to supported the award in reaching the widest possible audiences, profiling winners at its festivals around the world. At Hay Festival Digital Arequipa 2021 we will enjoy the following event: America, through its objects. Iris Bachman, Baltasar Brito, Tracy Bonfitto, Laura Osorio Schnuk and Ulla Holmquist. 

Partner for Latin America


Principal Sponsor

Fundación BBVA Continental