Each year, the Bureau advises more than 500 creators at all stages of their professional life: incubator, training and experts, co-working space and search for premises.
The Ateliers de Paris, the Bureau's incubators, are home to 30 companies in the design, fashion and craft sectors.
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.
The courses cover all the issues related to the development of a business: management, strategy, marketing and communication. Funding from the City of Paris makes it possible to offer these courses 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.
Loan of Honor Entrepreneurs of the Trades of Art
The Prêt d'Honneur is intended to encourage the creation and development of activities by young professionals in the crafts.
The assistance provided is a zero-interest honorary loan of up to €10,000.
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 Grands Prix are awarded to designers 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.
The new Fashion Accessories Prize, set up in 2022 in partnership with Au-Delà du Cuir, recognises emerging or established accessories projects (leather goods, shoes, gloves, belts, etc.).
Know-How Transmission Award
The Savoir-faire en transmission awards, endowed with €10,000 by the City of Paris and its partners, are intended to enable young adults or people undergoing retraining to perfect their art craft training by being hosted in the workshop of an art craftsman, full-time, 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 labels craftsmen and products that are specifically Parisian.
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.
Events Outside the Walls
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
Created in 2011, the Endowment Fund is intended to enrich and expand the actions carried out by the Bureau. It enables the collection of funds and the mobilisation of skills to put them at the service of the creative professions.
The Fund acts to support talented professionals in these sectors: innovative training and support programmes, international exchanges, workshops, exhibitions, prizes and grants.