Establishing the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage.

National Council for Culture and Arts
Objetivos clave de la medida:

One of the biggest challenges raised by the 2014 - 2018 Government Programme in the area of culture, was the creation of a new public Institutionality, defined as a presidential measure. To that end, the need for an Institution with local emphasis for promoting of the culture, the arts and the interculturality was presented from the government to the Congress within a bill.

Alcance de la medida:
Regional, National
Naturaleza de la medida:
legislative, institutional
Característica principal de la medida:

The Ministry should be able of a dynamic action, modern and efficient, keeping y deepening the current participative structures and generating new spaces and methodologies of civil society participation; advancing qualitatively in effective decentralization formulas; increasing the responsibilities in the incorporation of the culture and the arts in the education.

Additionally, the Government Programme goes in hand with a paradigm shift that places culture as a right of all citizens, so that participation was considered fundamental to the concrete manifestation of the legislative measure. With this it was developed a participation and socialization plan of the project that creates the cultural Institutionality, called "Your Voice Creates Culture", which includes every social actor involved to the cultural area.

Moreover and as a result of the presidential mandate of incorporate with justice and dignity the vision of the indigenous peoples and to properly protect their rights, it was made the first Prior Consultation to the indigenous peoples about the substitutive indication to the bill that creates the new cultural Institutionality. 

From the Prior Consultation process developed by the CNCA, resulted a 14 points National Agreement which were included on the legislative measure submitted to legislative procedure at the National Congress the 5 of january of 2016. Among those points, it highlights the denomination proposed for this proposed for this new institution as "Ministry of the Cultures, the Arts and the Heritage", which express the recognition from the Chilean State to cultural diversity, including the indigenous peoples cultures.


Resultados esperados a través de la implementación de la medida:

Among the next steps that the Chilean State should give in the implementation of the 2005 Convention, is the concretization of the new cultural Institutionality, which will provide public policies for cultural promotion of greater administrative rank, by equating it to other areas of social development such as Education or Environment. 

The new cultural Institutionality should empower the local levels and install processes defining policies and instruments that consider the territories as central players in the process. In other words, it comes to providing the territories with the necessary tools to play its role as a privileged place of recognition, respect and promotion of cultural diversity.

Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida:

$17.226.056 in thousands of Chilean pesos (CLP)


Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)