EACD - 2022 Georgia

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The European Artistic Crafts Days (Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art, JEMA / EACD) is the largest craft sector event in Europe, taking place for the sixteenth time this year. European Artistic Crafts Days is primarily aimed at developing the field and raising awareness in Europe that brings together the community, media and local leadership. European Artistic Crafts Days was founded in 2002 in France in the format of the Biennale. The event was originally designed to celebrate the importance and diversity of France’s intangible cultural heritage. It was founded by the French Savoire-Faire Institute (Institut National des Métiers d’Art, INMA) and is open to the public as well as for exhibitions, conferences and other activities.

European Artistic Crafts Days became an annual event in 2011 and by 2012 covered 15-20 European partner countries. Georgia joins the week for the first time in 2022 and the event will be coordinated by Georgian Heritage Crafts Association and Georgian Arts and Culture Center. The sixteenth week of European Artistic Crafts Days will take place from March 28 to April 3, 2022. Georgian handicrafts masters and cultural organizations will join the Georgian program of the week. 2022 theme of the week is unity, with the slogan "Our hands in unison".