The professional arts and crafts federation, Ateliers d’Art de France, unites more than 6000 arts and crafts workshops and manufactures all over France.
Its mission consists in defending and representing arts and crafts professionals and in developing this economic sphere in France and abroad.
The federation initiates important events revealing the vital creativity of arts and crafts studios and structuring this sphere of activity. It creates the salon Salon des Ateliers d’Art in 1949, which later became Maison & Objet.
In 2011, the federation is at the origin of an interprofessional structure (UNMA) uniting different federations in order to voice their interests in the dialogue with the authorities.
In 2013, Ateliers d’Art de France launches Revelations, the international biennial exposition of arts and crafts and creation at Grand Palais in Paris.
Ateliers d’Art de France and UNMA have been engaged for the recognition of the arts and crafts as an economic sphere. They have succeeded in 2014 in including an official definition of the arts and crafts in a law text (Law Pinel).
The association Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon is a member of Ateliers d’Art de France.
Ateliers d’Art de France has been a partner of Tupiniers du Vieux Lyon since many years.