Presentation of the scheme

Intended for students, graduates and adults undergoing retraining, the Know-How Transfer Awards provide an opportunity to gain significant professional experience with concrete projects, to perfect know-how
and to observe the day-to-day running of a company.

Each candidate must first make arrangements with an experienced craftsman or craftswoman, whose workshop is in Paris or in 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 the life of a company. In the case of rare trades, the host company may be located outside the Île de France. The 12-month internships begin in January or April, depending on the winner's choice.

For the 2023 edition, 23 prizes were awarded by the City of Paris and by the sponsors: the Rémy Cointreau Foundation, the Michelle and Antoine Riboud Foundation, the 19 M, the French Federation of Leather Goods and the Alliance for European Flax-Linen & Hemp via the Endowment Fund for the Ateliers de Paris

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Conditions of participation

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

Reports from the winners' workshops



The City of Paris

The City of Paris awards 7 prizes which must take place on Parisian territory.

The Rémy Cointreau Foundation

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, it offers Parisian candidates the opportunity to perfect their skills in the workshop of an artisan from New Aquitaine, or conversely, to candidates from New Aquitaine, to perfect their skills with a Parisian artisan.

The Michelle and Antoine Riboud Foundation

Since 2020, the Michelle and Antoine Riboud Foundation, which promotes the start-up of young entrepreneurs, has partnered with the City of Paris to create eight prizes.

The 19M

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

The French Federation of Leather Goods

In 2022, the French Leather Goods Federation is supporting the project with a dedicated award.

Alliance for European Flax-Linen & Hemp

Alliance for European Flax-Linen & Hemp is the only agro-industrial organization for Flax and Hemp. It has been supporting the Know-How Transmission Awards since 2022.

  • Rémy Cointreau Foundation
  • Michelle and Antoine Riboud Foundation
  • the 19M
  • French Federation of Leather Goods
  • Alliance for European Flax-Linen & Hemp


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

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