About CMAQ | Quebec Craft Council

About CMAQ

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Founded in 1989, Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec (CMAQ) is the only organization authorized by 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 and defend the interests of professional artists and artisans in fine crafts. 

To date, the association has nearly 1,000 professional members from across Quebec.

Our mandate: support professional artists and artisans in the pursuit of their craft, ensuring that they can make a decent living from their passion.

Our objectives:

  • Promote and defend the moral and socio-economic interests of artists, artisans, studios and the craft sector
  • Provide artists and artisans with services that develop and promote the quality and excellence of their craftsmanship
  • Market fine crafts in Quebec and abroad

Annual General Meeting 2014