National Council of Culture and the Arts (Chile)

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The National Council of Culture and the Arts (CNCA) is the Chilean government agency responsible for arts and cultural policy. The Council was founded in 2003 and amalgamated arts and cultural policy under a single agency.[1] It is a cabinet-level position in the Chilean position. Since the Council was founded, six ministers have been in charge of the Council: José Weinstein under President Ricardo Lagos Escobar, Paulina Urrutia under President Michelle Bachelet, Luciano Cruz-Coke and Roberto Ampuero under President Sebastián Piñera, Claudia Barattini and Ernesto Ottone under the second period of President Michelle Bachelet.