Québec craft council
Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec
The power of recognition
“Arts and crafts”: the production of original works which are unique or in multiple copies, intended for a utilitarian, decorative or expressive purpose and conveyed by the practice of a craft related to the working of wood, leather, textiles, metals, silicates or any other material. (Act S-32.01)
Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec is the only organization authorized under the Act Respecting the Professional Status of Artists in the Visual Arts, Arts and Crafts and Literature, and Their Contracts with Promoters (Act S-32.01) to represent Quebec's professional artists and artisans in fine crafts. With more than 25 years old under its belt and nearly 1,000 members, CMAQ is undeniably a key player in the development and vitality of Quebec crafts.
In addition to offering a variety of services to its members and defending the interests of professional artists and artists, Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec oversees Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal and Plein Art Québec and operates a network of shops and an art gallery.