Presentation of the scheme

Each candidate must first make arrangements with an experienced craftsman, whose workshop is in Paris or the inner suburbs, where they can gain a better understanding of the specificities of the trade for which they are destined, and of the realities of business life. The 12-month internships begin in January or April, depending on the choice of the winner.

The City of Paris awards seven prizes which must take place on Parisian territory.

The Rémy Cointreau Foundation, whose mission is to promote and support the transmission of excellent know-how, has joined forces with the City of Paris to create four prizes.
Thanks to its heritage and its roots in New Aquitaine, the Foundation is offering Parisian candidates the opportunity to perfect their skills in the workshop of a New Aquitaine craftsman, or conversely, to candidates from New Aquitaine, to perfect their skills with a Parisian craftsman.

Since 2020, the Michelle and Antoine Riboud Foundation, which promotes the start-up of young entrepreneurs, has joined forces with the City of Paris to create eight prizes. The winners of these prizes will be primarily from the Paris region, but may occasionally be carried out in other territories, if the winner is Parisian and if the activity justifies it.

Also in 2020, the company Re-active donates a specific prize which bears the name of Frédéric Pellerin, former administrator of the Endowment Fund.

Since 2021, the 19M, whose vocation is to host the Chanel group's know-how, has joined the City of Paris in creating two prizes.

In total, twenty-two prizes will be awarded in 2021.

Reports from the winners' workshops

The art trades among which candidates can apply are included in the list of art trades, set by the ministerial order of 24 December 2015. This list includes 198 trades and 83 specialities divided into 16 areas.

Winners are selected primarily on the basis of the coherence of their career path, their motivation and the quality of their professional project, without any specific age or diploma requirements.

Applications are examined jointly by the Bureau of Design, Fashion and Art Professions, the National Institute of Art Professions, the Paris Chamber of Trade and Crafts and the sponsors.

Need more information?

Contact: Margaret Babara-Touré
01 71 18 75 73

Call for applications

The call for entries for the Know-How Transfer Award is open until 25 October.


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  • Rémy Cointreau Foundation
  • Michelle and Antoine Riboud Foundation
  • 19M
  • Re Active


  • Chamber of Trades and Crafts
  • National Institute of Art Trades

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