Center des Métiers d'Art - Tech4Islands | French Tech Polynesia

The Center for Crafts of French Polynesia (CMAPF) is a public administrative establishment whose vocation is to train young people in the trades of Oceanian crafts and Polynesian visual arts.

Le CMAPF is a space open to traditional art whose mission is to preserve the artistic specificities inherent in the Polynesian and Oceanian tradition and heritage.

It also works for the continuity of Polynesian arts in new forms by encouraging students to conquer a personal expression by acquiring current techniques and visual language.

The establishment has for mission the theoretical and practical training of artists and highly qualified craftsmen in the traditional and modern artistic disciplines, the research and the improvement of the craft techniques.

At the end of the training, the Center for Crafts of French Polynesia delivers diplomas in engraving and sculpture recognized in French Polynesia.

A differentiated pedagogy takes shape and encourages the students to invest strongly in a methodology of research and experimentation in order to establish a mastered knowledge and know-how.

The employment prospects of the students of the Center des Métiers d'Art de la Polynesésie française are:

  • Integration into the economic fabric of French Polynesia through individual entrepreneurship or through employment as an employee in professional designer workshops
  • The pursuit of higher art studies to become creators of Polynesian visual arts

 

Le Center for Crafts of French Polynesia, an establishment recognized in Polynesia for the quality of its teaching, has succeeded in forging a reputation in the Pacific basin, forging relations with universities and institutions in Oceanic countries and countries bordering the area.

Digital art education at the Center des Métiers d'Art since 2010!

 Le Center for Crafts of French Polynesia (CMAPF)  is a space open to traditional art whose mission is to preserve the artistic specificities inherent in the Polynesian and Oceanian tradition and heritage. It also works for the continuity of Polynesian arts in new forms by encouraging students to conquer a personal expression by acquiring current techniques and visual language.

The techniques of video, animation, modeling, 3D printing, holographic projections in 2D or 3D are approached in order to make our Oceanian cultures exist in the present.

 

Pû ha'api'ira'a toro'a rimai no te fa'afaufa'ara'a i te ta'ere mâ'ohi e te hiro'a tumu no Porinetia farani e no te mau fenua o Oteania. E fare ha'api'ira'a teie e fa'a'ine'ine nei i te mau taure'are'a ia riro mai ratou ei RAHUA papû ma te ha'api'ira'a ia ratou te mau rave'a e te mau moiha'a no teie tau.