Created in 2002 upon the request of the French government, the Artistic Crafts Days (Journées des métiers d’art) became the European Artistic Crafts Days (EACD) in 2012. This initiative of the Institut National des Métiers d’Art has now become the first international event dedicated to crafts.
Each year in the early spring, crafts studios open their doors to the public and outdoor demonstrations are held with the participation of craftspeople, training schools and museums.
The motto of the 2021 edition of the EACD is "Materials at Work". Through this theme, the event aims to promote materials as sources of artistic crafts in specific territories, and also as objects of work of artistic craftsmen engaged in ecological, responsible and innovative approaches.
Due to the pandemic of covid-19, the 2021 edition will be mostly digital and online.
We are happy to share here some of the events organized online on the occasion of the European Artistic Crafts Days (EACD) 2021.