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Ateliers d'Art de France's mission is to promote the role and the place of fine craft in our society. As the professional fine craft syndicate, it federates over 6,000 professionals across France. It represents and defends fine craft professionals and contributes towards the sector's economic development in France and abroad. To do so, Ateliers d'Art de France:
*MAISON&OBJET, organised by SAFI, an Ateliers d’Art de France subsidiary, and Reed Expositions France
An essential part of the creative economy, the fine craft sector reunites 38,000 businesses in France, for around 60,000 jobs and generates a turnover of 8 billion Euros. Over recent years, it has made huge progress from a legal point of view with, in particular, its acknowledgment as a global and coherent economic sector comprised of 281 fine craft trades. Yet, the ambition shared by fine craft professions to be reunited within one unique professional branch is now threatened, whereas a shared branch would promote the development of studios facing the same market challenges and sharing the same image and training. Ateliers d'Art de France is highly active, along with all associated professionals, in voicing the opinion of a sector whose economic, cultural and tourism-related impact is essential for our regions.