The Cultural Corporation of the Municipality of Valdivia (CCMV) is a legal entity created on November 7, 1994. Their objective is to provide optimal conditions for the development of artistic creation, both at the level of established exponents as well as new talents, facilitating their access to the cultural market and greater social recognition.
Several units form this corporation, such as the Casa Prochelle I Cultural Center, a heritage building declared a historical monument, with exhibition halls and administrative offices. Artistic exhibitions are held throughout the year.
The Fray Camilo Henríquez Municipal Library, founded on April 25, 1935, which was definitively established in February 1989 in its current building located on Picarte and Hettich, has a large bibliographic collection constantly being renewed and host of different cultural activities
The O’Brien Submarine Museum, a unique project in Chile, located on Arturo Prat Avenue, in the middle of Valdivia’s waterfront, can be visited whole year. The ship belongs to the Oberon class built in Scotland in 1971 and the second of its kind that remains afloat worldwide.
The Escuela de Danza de Valdivia dates back to 1976 and since 2000 has acquired a new name. It aims to spread modern contemporary dance.
Other relevant activities of the CCMV are: the International Painting Contest of Valdivia and its River, International Sculpture Symposium, Conarte Competitive Fund, Dance Month, Horror Festival, Concert Season, Theater Rain, Children’s Cinema and Literary Contests.