The missions of the Institut des Métiers d’Art et du Patrimoine (IMAP) cluster of excellence are:
- TO SUPPORT and STRUCTURE the region’s arts, crafts and heritage trade economy through local expertise to improve the territory’s attractiveness.
- TO PROMOTE and OVERSEE its Lens-based Resource and Excellence Centre for professionals and the general public with a view to expanding its reach regionally and internationally.
- TO DEVELOP services and training for arts, crafts and heritage trade professionals and to define the economic model.
- TO UNITE professionals in the arts, crafts and heritage trades, whether they work in teaching, research OR a corporation, with their institutional partners.