SPAIN arts & culture features the most cutting-edge works of international renowned Spanish artists in fields such as design, urban culture, architecture, visual arts, film, performing arts, literature and music. A series of exhibitions, conferences, showcases, and performances take place every year at the most prestigious American cultural institutions bringing a taste of all the creativity, history, and talent of Spanish artists to the American public.
This program is organized by the Embassy of Spain's Cultural Office in Washington, D.C. and its network of General Consulates and Cervantes Institutes in the United States together with the Spain-USA Foundation. The Spanish-American cultural cooperation aims to create multiple links between the creative sectors of both countries and promote modern Spain's fertile spectrum of contemporary artistic expression.
The Spain-USA Foundation is a local, non-profit organization 501 (c)(3). Its aim is to promote Spanish arts and culture in the United States while at the same time building bridges between the two nations. Through its partnership with the Cultural Office at the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., the Foundation has brought dozens of Spanish artists, architects, designers, music bands and exhibitions to the US. In its honorary steering committee, the Foundation includes personalities such as actor Antonio Banderas, famous chef José Andrés, and award-winning architect Santiago Calatrava. The Foundation is constantly looking for partners to promote Spanish culture in the US. For fundraising opportunities, please contact
All cultural and artistic activities that the Spanish government promotes and supports in the US, with special attention to Americas Hispanic community, strive to emphasize a plurality of expression and opinion, in line with Spain's own diversity in language, creativity in the arts and unique cultural heritage.
- Washington, D.C.
- Los Angeles
- New York
- Puerto Rico
- San Francisco
- Cultural Office at the Embassy of Spain
- Guillermo Corral: Cultural Counselor
- Jimena Paz: Cultural Affairs Officer
- Cristina Ruiz: Cultural Projects Officer
- Xavier Ruiz: Cultural Coordinator
- Ricardo Avila: Administrative Officer
- Cervantes Institute in Albuquerque
- Milly Castañeda-Ledwith: Cultural Events Coordinator
- Consulate General of Spain in Boston
- Pablo Sánchez-Terán Hernández: Consul
- Aula Cervantes Boston
- Boston University
- 888 Commonwealth Ave. 2 Fl.
- Boston, MA 02215
- Tel: (617) 358-5989 | Fax: (617) 353-5402
- Web | Email:
- Consulate General of Spain in Chicago
- Carmen Fontes Muñoz: Consul
- Instituto Cervantes Chicago
- Ignacio Olmos: Director
- Consulate General of Spain in Houston
- Miguel Ángel Fernández de Mazarambroz Bernabéu: Consul
- Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles
- Enrique Ruiz Molero: Consul
- Consulate General of Spain in Miami
- María Cristina Barrios y Almazor: Consul
- Centro Cultural de España in Miami
- Francisco Tardio: Director
- Mayte de la Torre: Project Manager
- Consulate General of Spain in New York
- Iñigo Ramírez de Haro: Consul for Cultural Affairs
- Águeda Sanfiz: Cultural Affairs Officer
- Instituto Cervantes New York
- Javier Rioyo: Director
- Consulate General of Spain in Puerto Rico
- Eduardo Garrigues López-Chicheri: Consul
- Eva de la Ossa: Cultural Coordinator
The Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in collaboration with the Consulates of Spain and Cervantes Institutes launched in February 2011 the new brand for the promotion of Spanish culture in the U.S.: SPAIN arts & culture.
Designed by Spanish studio Toormix, this new image was conceived with the idea to become a brand for all things Spanish in the U.S., integrating the past with the present. The concept was born from the influence of Spanish history and what makes it unique. Spain, just like the United States, is a melting pot of different cultures. Romans, Arabs, Jews have left their imprint throughout history. Just like nature shapes rocks and gems, Spanish culture is in continuous change too.
That’s why we chose an evolving gem as our new symbol. Many people in the past have worked on it and others continue to shape it. There is much to discover.