Each year, the Office advises more than 500 entrepreneurs at all stages of their professional life: incubator, training and experts, co-working space and search for premises.
The courses cover all the issues involved in developing a business: management, strategy, marketing and communication. Funding from the City of Paris makes it possible to offer these courses to entrepreneurs at a very affordable price.
They exist in short formats and thematic programmes, combining training and individual advice on a specific theme (digital, sustainable development, etc.).
Individual interviews are offered by appointment to entrepreneurs in the Ile-de-France in the creative professions.
Given by consultants specialised in management, communication, law or accounting, they accompany companies at all stages of their development.
A fee of €28 is charged for each interview.
The co-working space is open to companies, project leaders, students in the art, fashion and design sectors, as well as to associations and entrepreneurs linked to these sectors (related services). The offer includes access to a workstation, meeting rooms and social areas.
The Ateliers de Paris, the Bureau's incubators, welcome 30 fashion, design and craft project leaders.
Residents benefit from a workshop with a very attractive rent, personalised support, wide visibility for their projects and news, and a network of professionals and former residents.
Premises and real estate
Each year, the Office assists around fifty project leaders in their search for premises. The City of Paris has set up three mechanisms, including a dedicated page on the paris.fr website which lists all the premises currently available from social landlords and Semaest, and a GIE Paris Commerce premises application form, available from the Bureau's real estate department.
Awards and labels
The Bureau rewards and supports current and future professionals in the fields of design, fashion and crafts.
Grands Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris
The Grand Prix awards two professionals in fashion, design and crafts.
The Grand Prix de la Création rewards a professional for the quality of his or her project, development strategy, commitment to the transmission of know-how or innovation.
The Emerging Talent Award recognises a professional whose project is particularly promising. The award is an encouragement.
Know-How Transfer Award
The "savoir-faire en transmission" awards, each endowed with €10,000 by the City of Paris and its partners, are designed to enable young adults or people undergoing retraining to perfect their craft training by taking up a full-time internship in the workshop of a craftsman for one year.
Made in Paris label
Launched in 2017, the "Made in Paris" label aims to promote the diversity and richness of Parisian manufacturing. Each year, it rewards and labels specifically Parisian artisans and products.
The Bureau is committed to federating and promoting the actors of the creative professions ecosystem, both nationally and internationally.
Support for associations
With the aim of promoting and developing the creative professions in Paris, the Office works with associations in this sector, such as the Association Gouttes d'Or de la Mode et du Design, the Viaduc des Arts, the Cour de l'industrie/37 bis and M1D. The Bureau mobilises these players around major events such as the European Crafts Days or Paris Design Week.
Schools of Applied Arts
The City of Paris ensures the operation and participates in the smooth running of the three schools of applied arts, Boulle, Estienne and Duperré.
The Bureau also works closely together to implement various actions: professional integration, promotion of students' work, promotion of training courses, etc. In this context, the Bureau is a partner of the Design and Art Trades campus.
The Bureau initiates or participates in numerous off-site events such as the Maison & objet show, Paris Design Week, the Émergences biennial, Révélations, the Carrousel des Métiers d'art et de créations, etc. It thus contributes to the promotion of young entrepreneurs in the creative sector.
The Office is involved in an international dimension through various projects: travelling exhibitions, cross-residencies, workshops with cities such as Montreal, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Kyoto, or even Yerevan in Armenia. In this way, it participates in the influence of the capital in the fashion, design and crafts sectors.
Fund for the Ateliers de Paris
Initiated by the City of Paris in 2012, the Fonds pour les Ateliers de Paris brings together private and public actors committed to the development and promotion of the art, fashion and design professions in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.
The Fund supports talented professionals in these sectors (innovative training and support programmes, international exchanges, workshops, exhibitions, prizes and grants).