The 17th edition is organized from March 27 to April 2, 2023

A national event

Organized by the National Institute of Crafts, with institutional partners the Ministries of Economy and Finance, Culture, National Education and Youth and the Chambers of Crafts and Crafts, European Days of Crafts (JEMA) are held every spring.

For this 17e edition, the selected theme will aim to sublimate everyday life. A region is particularly highlighted (la Nouvelle Aquitaine) and a country (spain).

On this occasion, the JEMA offer to all audiences, opportunities to meet professionals of the craft through open doors of workshops and training institutions, events, meetingsyou in exceptional places emblematic of heritage.

Declined in Brittany

The JEMA, are in Brittany the most visible public initiative for crafts. They were cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic, followed by a digital edition version in 2021, before reappearing in 2022 from March 28 to April 3 in its historic form with many workshop openings.

This year, 141 events are scheduled in Brittany. Here are some suggestions each bringing together several artisans:


Extract from the JEMA Open Agenda programme

In the Côtes-d'Armor, among the 33 proposals, some allow you to discover a single craftsman opening his workshop; others, like'Abbaye de Léhon, bring together several professionals in the arts and heritage.
In the privileged setting of the abbey of Léhon, it is the city of Dinan that hosts the JEMA, from 31 March to 2 April, with the desire to offer a better visibility to the sector of crafts and to promote know-how.
On this occasion, 36 artisans will be present, including several Dinan designers. The latter constitute the City’s living heritage, which enabled it to obtain the «Ville et Métiers d'art» label in 2019.

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Extract from the JEMA Open Agenda programme

In the Finistere, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April, the Armorique Regional Natural Park proposes a circuit of discovery of a dozen craftsmen of art, sometimes gathered in collectives, who open the door of their workshops and make discover their craft, their career, their artistic approach and their creations.
This discovery tour will lead locals and visitors to the entire park, from the bay of Brest to the mountains of Arrée. Loops by territory exist to enjoy serenely exchanges with artisans.
A discovery booklet will complete this fun day, with a quiz for the most players...
To ensure that these days coincide best with sustainable development, participants are invited to favour carpooling, and the most sporty of them to use modes of gentle travel!
For the departure, go to the Faou, Petite Cité de Caractère.

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Extract from the JEMA Open Agenda programme

In Ille-et-Vilaine, in the Grains de Dol-de-Bretagne, Petite Cité de Caractère, artisans d'art et artistes plasticiens bring their know-how to the public, on Saturday 1er and Sunday, April 2, through workshops, animations and exhibitions. Some twenty crafts are represented: slate, art ceramics, engraving in cut-size, leather, copper, textile making, paper floral art, wood fretwork, stoneware pottery, art infographics, glass engraving, art basketry...


Extract from the JEMA Open Agenda programme

In the Morbihan, to Malestroit, a circuit is proposed to discover places (the Pass'temps, the presbytery, place du Bouffay) and craftsmen on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April 2023. It will then be possible to visit the workshops such as those of the Nursery of Artisans Créateurs, Ateliers Sylvestres, Ananda céramique (rue Sainte-Anne), Art-Nos-Cuirs, Vents d'Oust and Vulcain Verre (rue des Ponts). Artisans open their doors for demonstrations and activities.

JEMA and Culture Pass

New content is created for the occasion throughout the French territory for users of the Culture pass. This opportunity will be extended beyond the JEMA to the extent that the discovery of the crafts on the pass will be highlighted on a bi-monthly basis, and will be the subject of a meeting during the highlight of the Culture professions.

Press release : the Minister of Culture announces a strong promotion of the crafts on the pass Culture.