Les Ateliers de Paris

Les Ateliers de Paris implements the City of Paris’ policy supporting creative professions. This service assists fashion, design and artcraft professionals in the development of their activity.

Personalized support

Training program

Essential to support businesses, the collective training program, entirely financed by the City of Paris, covers all strategic aspects of entrepreneurship: business model, calculation of the selling price, business plan, communication and legal issues.

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Consultancy services

Individual meetings with experts are organized throughout the year for creative professionals based in the Ile-de-France region to support them throughout every step of their development. They make it possible to discuss the strategic aspects of their companies: from the economic model to communication, from calculating prices, creating a business plan, to export-related issues.

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The CoWac program, co-working and coaching

The mentorship and support CoWac program for companies started in October 2019. Entrepreneurs are supported for 6 months (after a selection phase based on an application and interview) and benefit from a workstation as well as personalized support during 4 meetings with experts.

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Les Ateliers de Paris incubators

For a modest fee, the 2 incubators welcome 35 project leaders for two years.
Residents benefit from a wide visibility on their projects, especially when they are invited by les Ateliers de Paris to present their work at events and trade shows.

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The Development Award (Les Prix de perfectionnement aux métiers d’art)

The purpose of the Development Award is to boost young adults and adults in the process of professional retraining, who have a career plan in the art and craft professions sector, and who would like to perfect their training through a fulltime internship in an craftman’s studio for one year, thanks to an endowment of €10,000, founded by the city of Paris.

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Valorization and promotion

The gallery

The gallery is an evolving space. It hosts the co-working space during the week, and becomes an exhibition space or a shop during week-ends and special events. The gallery is located 30 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris and is open to the public from wednesdays to fridays, from 10am to 1pm, and from 2pm to 6.30pm.

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Off-site events

To promote young creative entrepreneurs, les Ateliers de Paris also initiates or participates in numerous off-site events such as the Maison & Objet trade fair, Traffic, the biennial Émergences, Révélations, the Carrousel des Métiers d’art et de créations…

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The City of Paris’ Grands Prix de la Création

The purpose of the City of Paris’s Grands Prix de la Création is to highlight and support 6 talents in the field of design, fashion and artistic professions. Year after year, these three economic sectors demonstrate their energy and strengthen the image of Parisian excellence and creation.

The Grand Prix awards 2 professionals in each discipline, by a €18,000 endowment:
The Grand Prix de la Création awards a professional for the quality of their work, development strategy, commitment in the transmission of know-how or innovation.
The Emerging Talent Award serves as an encouragement for a professional whose project is particularly promising.

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The « Made in Paris » label

This label was created in 2017 by the City of Paris in order to demonstrate the wealth and diversity of its manufacturing. The “Made in Paris” label aims to promote the excellence and dynamics of local production, a key factor for local consumption.

The label is awarded by a panel, made up of representatives from the City of Paris and qualified personalities, who award 3 winners from each of the 5 categories. Parisians are invited to vote for their favorite. Prizes of up to €2,000 are awarded to the 15 winners.

The Made in Paris Label is awarded for a period of one year.

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International projects

Each year, les Ateliers de Paris develops international exchange programs, such as the Savoir-faire des Takumi project, bringing together craftsmen from Kyoto and Paris, and also through several cross residencies in Buenos Aires, Chicago, Montreal, Kyoto, Osaka, Brussels, Thomastown (Ireland) and Amsterdam.

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Promotion of the sector

Support for associations

For promoting and developing the creative professions in Paris, les Ateliers de Paris collaborates with the associations of this sector: Association Gouttes d’Or de la Mode et du Design, the Viaduc des Arts, the Cour de l’industrie/37 bis, or M1D, through actions such as the participation and mobilisation of professionals for major events such as JEMA or Paris Design Week.

Design schools monitoring

Boulle, Estienne and Duperré are the three Paris public design schools. They accomodate more than 2,000 students each year.
Les Ateliers de Paris is in charge of monitoring and promoting these schools.
600 places are open every year, in the 11 mentions of the Diplôme National des Métiers d’Art et du DEsign (DN MADE) and the 48 courses offered.
These three schools, together with ENSAAMA, make up the Conférence des Écoles supérieures d’Arts appliqués de Paris (Césaap).

Support for the three design schools in the City of Paris – Boulle, Estienne and Duperré – in terms of issues regarding renovations, budget and human resources, is provided by the Department of Attractiveness and Employment, initially through the Office of Higher Education, and later by the Office of Design, Fashion and Artistic Professions since 2018. Les Ateliers de Paris’s knowledge of stakeholders and issues in the realms of fashion, design and artistic professions has made it possible to set up a confident, effective and seamless relationship with the schools.