A Mexican woman joins the APAP

Cristina Vázquez is an expert on Cultural Management and has worked for the Mexican government

Cristina Vázquez, the first Mexican woman to become a member of the APAP Board of Directors
Cristina Vázquez is a Mexican producer and cultural manager - Photo: Taken from the APAP’s Facebook page
English 27/01/2020 12:09 Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English Mexico City Actualizada 12:16
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Cristina Vázquez, a Mexican producer and cultural manager became the first Mexican woman to be part of the board of directors of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals.

According to its website, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals is the “national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts industry and the professionals who work within it.”



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Vázquez is the first Mexican board member. She is now in charge of analyzing demographic, economic, social, and cultural tendencies in the U.S. and the world and the implications they could have for the association.

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Who is Cristina Vázquez?

In 2013, Cristina Vázquez founded an NGO called Contenidos Artisticos, Produccion y Difusion A.C. in Mexico. She works in collaboration with other performing arts and culture producers and facilitates events and performances, including the Jose Alfredo Jiménez International Festival (2012 & 2013); operas for the Teatro del Bicentenario (2011-2016); and performing arts programming for the State Institute of Culture of Guanajuato (Since 2013).

Moreover, Vázquez developed and staged the concept of the Urban Encounter: Todo sobre Ruelas (Everything about Ruelas) in the city of Zacatecas; and the Anniversary Parade of León, Guanajuato (2018). Since 2013, Vázquez has worked as a producer for the National Institute of Fine Arts and the National Dance Company, and since 2015 for the National Opera Company and the National Theater Coordination. Currently, Vázquez is the acting producer of the international piano festival “en Blanco y Negro” at the National Center of the Arts (CENART).

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Cristina Vázquez is an expert on Cultural Management, certified by institutions such as Mexico’s Culture Ministry and 17 Institute of Critical Studies. She received certification in Critical Thinking in Cultural Management (2013) and Cultural Management in Latin America (2005) from the 17 Institute of Critical Studies.

Additionally, Vázquez’ achievements in arts and culture include consultant for the Municipality of Zacatecas in the preparation of its cultural development plan (2010); National Book Fair (FeNaL) Coordinator (2006 – 2009); consultant for Hay literary festival (2009) Zacatecas; programmer of the Teatro del Bicentenario, Leon, Guanajuato (2010).

In 2006, Vázquez graduated from the University UNIVER in León, Guanajuato with a BA of Arts, majoring in communication.

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