European Artistic Crafts Days – EACD 2023

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To mark European Craftsmanship Day on 27 March, the 21st French and 11th European edition of the European Artistic Crafts Days (EACD), set up by the Institut National des Métiers d’Art (INMA), is about to return with a packed programme of artistic and cultural activities around Europe and new members.

From 27 March to 2 April 2023, French craftspeople together with their European colleagues from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland will reopen the doors of their workshops to the public of all ages. 

The craft sector is an integral part of our everyday life and habits. In fact, this year, the event, aimed at introducing, bringing together and celebrating the works produced by European craftsmen, develops the theme ‘Raising the Everyday‘. Handmade creations, inspired by reality, become a constituent part of it as they decorate and enrich the indoor and outdoor spaces we experience.

Through open workshops, demonstrations and visits planned by the organising bodies of the different countries in collaboration with the craftsmen, visitors will have the opportunity to touch and see with their own eyes the craftsmanship, passion and creativity with which the masters of art give life to masterpieces of unique and inestimable value. 

The EACD 2023 edition welcomes the participation of two new European countries, Malta and Slovakia, and the first presence of the ‘Office des Métiers d’art du Hainaut‘ based in Belgium. 

The official website will detail the events developed in cooperation with the new-entry countries’ handicraft promotion bodies, such as Malta Crafts Foundation for the island of Malta and ÚLUV for Slovakia, and the programme of the Office des Métiers d’art du Hainaut

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As every year, INMA wishes to promote European savoir-faire of excellence through the honouring of a French region and a partner country. This year, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Spain were chosen to be honoured, which will have the opportunity to highlight the strong link between craft tradition and territory.

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