About us

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.

All cultural and artistic activities that the Spanish government promotes and supports in the U.S., 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.

For general enquiries about the SPAIN arts & culture program, you may contact us at [email protected].

Washington, D.C.

Cultural Office at the Embassy of Spain
Guillermo Corral: Cultural Counselor
Cristina Ruiz: Cultural Projects Officer
Miriam de Miguel: Cultural Coordinator
Ricardo Avila: Administrative Officer
Spain-USA Foundation
Xavier Ruiz: Cultural Manager
Laura Espino: SPAINRED Project Manager | Web Content Manager


Cervantes Institute in Albuquerque
Anastasio Sánchez Zamorano: Executive Director
Milly Castañeda-Ledwith: Cultural Events Coordinator


Consulate General of Spain in Boston
Julio Núñez Montesinos: Consul
Observatorio de la lenga española y las culturas hispánicas en los Estados Unidos


Consulate General of Spain in Chicago
Carmen Fontes Muñoz: Consul
Instituto Cervantes Chicago
Antonio Martínez Luciano: Director


Consulate General of Spain in Houston
Enric Panés Calpe: Consul

Los Angeles

Consulate General of Spain in Los Angeles
Javier Vallaure: 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
Verónica Cuesta: Communication

New York City

Consulate General of Spain in New York
Juan José Herrera de la Muela: Consul for Cultural Affairs
Alberto Merlo: Cultural Coordinator
Sara Pérez: Cultural Coordinator
Instituto Cervantes New York
Ignacio Olmos: Director

Puerto Rico

Consulate General of Spain in Puerto Rico
Eduardo Garrigues López-Chicheri: Consul
Alba Yuste: Cultural Coordinator

San Francisco

Consulate General of Spain in San Francisco
Diego Muñiz Lovelace: Consul