Presentation of the scheme

Designed for students, graduates and adults undergoing retraining, the "Savoir-faire en transmission" awards give you the opportunity to gain significant professional experience with concrete projects, perfect your know-how and observe the day-to-day running of a company.

Each candidate must first make arrangements with an experienced craftsman or craftswoman whose workshop is located in Paris or the inner suburbs, where they can gain a better understanding of the specifics of the trade they are studying, and the realities of company life. In the case of rare trades, the host company may be located outside the Paris region. The 12-month internships start 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

Conditions of participation

The art professions among which candidates can apply come under the list of art professions, set by the ministerial decree of December 24, 2015. This list comprises 198 trades and 83 specialties divided into 16 fields.

Winners are selected primarily on the coherence of their career path, their motivation and the quality of their professional project, with no age or specific 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.

File creation

Each candidate must attach the following documents in PDF format:

  • A document to be completed explaining the reasons for applying, the candidate's background and career plans. Download here
  • A CV, including details of initial training and professional experience;
  • A letter from the craftsperson accepting the internship, along with a few details about the company (business description, clientele, number of employees, sales, awards, etc.).
  • A presentation of the internship project, outlining how the intern will work with the craftsperson during the year in question. This document (two to three pages maximum) should set out the detailed program of technical and cross-disciplinary teaching for each period or quarter (techniques taught, knowledge of the company, how it operates, etc.).
  • A presentation of the candidate's personal achievements, with photos if possible (10 pages maximum).

Need more information?

Contact: Margaret Babara-Touré

margaret.babara-toure@paris.fr
01 71 18 75 73

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Patrons

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

Partners

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

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