This project aims to study art music as a cultural practice and a form of heritage. We start from the premise that art music, as any other musical practice, builds a cultural form that is possible due to the interaction, collaboration, and work of several agents, human and non-human actors. Beyond composers and performers, it is also necessary to consider the role and contribution of different agents, such as managers, audiences, cultural institutions, music academies, conservatoires, musicians’ associations, community musical groups and choirs, among others. Through different activities such as case studies, periodic seminars, and participatory observations we will propose a redefinition of the network of representations and associations usually ascribed to cultural heritage in art music in Chile. Our results will be disseminated beyond the usual academic channels and we hope to contribute to the design of cultural and public policies in the country, refocusing the field of art music towards heritage as a living practice.