There has been an important increase in the creation of artist-run organisations in the last fifteen years in France.
The FRAAP is the most important federation of associations and artists' collectives. Their internet site includes listings of all the associations and collectives of the Fraap network. It also contains practical advice regarding contracts and payments, but is in French only.
In craft, the Guild of Ceramic Artists and Ateliers d'Art de France were founded by French working craftsmen a hundred years ago. Their aim was to defend the craftsmen's professional interests.
As the lead body for craft, Ateliers d'Art de France acts as flag-bearer for its members. It has a wide brief to support its members, stage and promote their skills and help them to develop national and international sales of their creations.
As a Guild, Ateliers d'Art de France gathers around five thousand members, craftsmen, creators and small companies using a wide variety of materials: wood, ceramics, paper, metals, resin and composite, clay, textiles, vegetable products, glass etc.
'Ateliers d'Art', a current affairs magazine that appears every two months, gives information relating to artistic and creative professions. There are English summaries of the major news items.
The French entity of the World Crafts Council Europe is called the Fédération nationale des Ateliers. Its mission is to promote craft and adresses local authorities and institutions and to organise exhibitions, events, training courses, seminars and conferences.
Art Factories Autre Partes
websiteaddressBureau ressource international 12 rue Ferdinand Lassalle, 31200 Toulouse
The organisation is a common platform for reflection, research and action, transmission and solidarity for the development of art centres that organize their practices and experiments around the relationship between arts, territories and populations. Lists of European organizations in its 'Cathography' section.
I V Y Paris
contactSuzanne Hollandstelephone00 33 6 17 40 82 04website
Started as a gallery, VINGT Paris now serves as a comprehensive hub for visual arts information and resources in Paris, nurturing our creative community through a series of art exhibitions and events.
Ateliers d'Art de France
address4, rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, Francecontacttelephone0033 1 42 78 67 74website
The French Federation for Craft Professionals, craftsworkers, artists and small businesses, Ateliers d'Art de France aims to support and help them to develop. Their Collection Gallery showcases contemporary artwork of both established and young artists.
Fédération des reseaux et associations d'artistes plasticiens (FRAAP)
address15, rue La Condamine, 75017 Paristelephone0033 1 40 03 08 89website
FRAAP is the most important federation of associations and artists' collectives. Their internet site includes listings of all the associations and collectives of the Fraap network.
Fédération Nationale des Ateliers d'Art
telephone0033 02 97 65 35 36
Organises exhibitions, events, training courses, seminars and conferences.
websitetelephone0033 1 56 69 58 58addressSociÃ©tÃ© civile des auteurs multimedia, 5 avenue VÃ©lasquez, 75008 Paris
Scam comprises directors, writers, translators, journalists, video makers, photographers and illustrators. These creators form the documentary wealth of the audiovisual, radio and new media sectors. Scam represents them in dealings with the lawmaker, producers and broadcasters. It negotiates their economic rights, collects and distributes their royalties, asserts their moral rights and defends their future interests.