The National Institute of Crafts - INMA
The Institut National des Métiers d'Art is the unique inter-ministerial reference structure that brings together all the actors in the sector, professional and institutional, to serve the general interest of the arts. INMA promotes exchanges, develops expertise and gives coherence to the different dynamics.
The National Institute of Crafts (INMA) is a recognized association of public utility. It is placed under the triple tutelage:
- the State Secretariat for Trade, Crafts, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Tourism, Services, Professions and Consumer Affairs,
- the Ministry of Culture and Communication,
- the Ministry of Education, Youth and Community Life.
The INMA offers expertise on crafts and their know-how at the service of professionals, the general public and schools.
> The Resource Centre
INMA promotes training and access to employment through information, experimentation, transmission assistance and prospecting.
> The Resource Centre, the C'MAdiversité programme, expertise and research.
INMA promotes crafts nationally and internationally.
> The Journées des Métiers d'Art, the Official Directory of the Arts of France, the Prix Avenir Métiers d'Art, international collaborations, the inventory of rare know-how for UNESCO.
INMA supports local initiatives through a network of regional correspondents linked to professionals and institutions.
> The network of correspondents.
INMA is exploring new creative fields in the fields of design, fashion and visual arts to encourage innovation.
> Expertise and research
In 1889, two men founded the Société d'Encouragement aux Arts et à l'Industrie. He was the director of fine arts at the time and Gustave Sandoz, a renowned jeweller. Both share the same concerns: bringing together creators and industrialists, artists and artisans of art to renew the applied arts.
Recognized as a public utility since 1905, it was in 1976 that the association changed its status and name under the impetus of the President of the Republic. She then becomes the Société d'Encouragement aux Métiers d'Art (SEMA). The mission entrusted to it by the State, as head of the network of crafts, is to encourage the transmission of know-how as well as the study, support and promotion of crafts.
Initially placed under the sole supervision of the State Secretariat for Trade, Crafts, Tourism, Services and Consumer Affairs, the SEMA approaches the Mission métiers d'art of the Ministry of Culture and Communication to give birth in June 2010 to the National Institute of Crafts (INMA).