Projects and partners

Hay Festival Arequipa works in collaboration with several organisations.

Hay y Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) is a public organisation whose goal is to promote Spain’s culture and heritage, within the country and abroad, through an extensive programme of activities that includes exhibitions, conferences, lecture series, film, theatre, music, audiovisual productions and initiatives that encourage the mobility of professionals and creators. As one of these initiatives to promote the internationalisation and mobility of professionals in the Spanish literary sphere, AC/E is working in cooperation with the Hay Festivals held in different parts of the world, co-organising activities for the promotion and dissemination of Spanish creators’ work overseas.

Hay Festival @BBC Mundo

To accompany the real-world event 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. At this programme, 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 their like, 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, will be broadcast on the website of BBC Mundo and Hay Festival from 19 October onwards here.

Hay Festival and the British Council

The British Council was founded to create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world. We call this work cultural relations. We work in more than 100 countries, connecting millions of people with the United Kingdom through programmes and services in the English language, the arts, education and society. We work with UK writers, poets and the literature sector to develop collaborations and high-quality events around the world.

Hay Festival and the Canada in the Americas Initiative (CITA) at McGill University

The Canada in the Americas Initiative (CITA) at McGill University has established the Indigenous Literatures in the Americas track in partnership with the Hay Festival of Literature. We aim to foster dialogue between Canadian and Latin American indigenous artists and intellectuals who are exploring the challenges and opportunities for indigenous expression in our hemisphere.

Following our successful events in the Hay Festival Americas' annual editions in Mexico, Colombia, and Peru, we are proud to participate in this first edition of Hay Querétaro in 2016, establishing Indigenous Literatures in the Americas as a regular feature in all of the Hay Festivals in the Americas.

Partner for Latin America


Principal Sponsor

Fundación BBVA Continental