Cerrillos National Center for Contemporary Art is a new state institution dependent of the National Council for Culture and Arts (CNCA), which will become part of the future Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage.
Its mission is to promote and stimulate the creation, experimentation, to reflect and understanding of the Chilean contemporary art, in connection with the Latin American scene, making available to the visitors tools for conservation, research, education and outreach.
Housed in the building of former Cerrillos airport, the center is designed as a living laboratory, an open platform available as a space for the networking among neighbors, citizens, artists, researchers, academics, art managers and independent curators and other institutions involved in their actions.
The Center will be gradually implemented starting this year and will have diversified spaces such as workshop labs, viewing rooms, Exhibition Rooms, library and storage space specially designed for the conservation of various funds and collections of contemporary art in its various languages (photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, installation, etc.). At the operational level it will have six areas: mediation, documentation, conservation, research, publications and exhibition projects.
The Center has four strategic guidelines which are: