Consumption patterns between 2005 and 2017, provided by the Chilean National Survey of Cultural Participation (2017a) show a significant difference between literature and music, performing and visual arts. For the latter three, this research shows, less policy documents were published and significantly less public funding was directed to them. Access, a pre-conditioning variable, together with education, active participation, income, price, infrastructure and quality (perceived and technical), which are determinants that lead to cultural-artistic consumption, are analyzed through open coding and analytical memos in the policy documents. It is shown, that the stronger and more consistent attention on cultural policy and higher funding that literature has received can be related to the difference in consumption the sector has with music, performing and visual arts. However, they can’t explain them in detail, as there are other factors that can have an influence as well. For instance, that literature and literacy are associated with economic development or that historically Chile’s literature industry has been stronger than the other industries. Because Chile is a country of poets, where big names such as Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral, Violeta Parra where born.

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Keywords Cultural Economics, Cultural Entrepreneurship, cultural participation, cultural consumption, cultural policy, funding, model, Chile.
Thesis Advisor F. Brouwer
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Series Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship , Master Arts, Culture & Society
A. Huber. (2019, June 10). CHILE READS. Master Arts, Culture & Society. Retrieved from