A craftsman designs, produces, transforms or restores everyday objects, individually or in limited series, which have an aesthetic character and whose production involves essentially manual know-how.
Transmitters of memories through the transmission of their know-how, bearers of living traditions, the "professionals" are bearers of popular and civic culture. They contribute to maintaining our heritage, both tangible and intangible. This sector with high potential for economic and cultural development is characterized by its high added value, which cannot be relocated, and is part of the approaches of the creative economy and sustainable development.
The field of artistic professions brings together around 200 professions combining gestures of tradition, creation and human exchanges, anchored in the real economy of the territories whose dynamism and attractiveness they contribute to. Rooted in companionship, decorative arts and applied arts, this field of activity is at the crossroads of three important areas of public policy: culture, vocational training and economic development.