Françoise SEINCE

Director, Ateliers de Paris

Françoise Seince ©Matthieu Gauchet

Françoise Seince, a History of Art graduate, has been a journalist for 15 years. She created a new magazine called Métiers d’art where she was Editor-in-Chief and Head of Communication for ten years. She joined the Paris City administration for the creation of the Ateliers de Paris in 2005. She now heads this service dedicated to the promotion of craft, fashion and design, where communication, contests and exhibitions are some of the tools used to promote creation in Paris and abroad. With three incubators, the Ateliers de Paris host 40 emerging firms for two years, giving them access to a solid professional network.

Session Title: Foundations, incubators etc. : the role of accompanying structures in supporting new creative talent. Friends with Benefits?