DECEMBER 8, 2016

Première Édition du French-American Digital Lab Paris : Quatre Startups Américaines à la Découverte de l’Écosystème Français

By French Culture
Le French-American Digital Lab // Connecting Cultures lance sa première session parisienne du 12 au 17 décembre prochains à laquelle quatre startups américaines ont été invitées à participer. Développé par les Services culturels de l’Ambassade de France et co-produit par Business France, le French-American Digital Lab est un programme de développement économique dédié aux startups des industries culturelles et créatives.
DECEMBER 8, 2016

Four U.S.-Based Startups Selected To Participate In The First Paris Edition Of The French-American Digital Lab This December

By French Culture
The French-American Digital Lab//Connecting Cultures, is kicking off its first Paris session, December 12th through 17th, 2016. The program enables new cultural startups from France and the U.S. to adapt their products across the Atlantic. Through workshops, conferences, and networking events, the Digital Lab provides participants access with new ecosystems and leaders of the local creative industries.
DECEMBER 6, 2016

City/Cite Program Brings American Artists And Intellectuals To Paris To Tackle Questions Of Urban Democracy In The U.S. And France

By French Culture
City/Cité, a program created by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the French Consulate in Chicago, and the Institut Français, in collaboration with Andrew Diamond, author and American history professor at Paris-Sorbonne University, will bring together researchers, policymakers, activists, artists, architects, and journalists—both French and American—in Paris to discuss urban democracy on December 9th and 10th, 2016.
NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Lancement d’un Nouveau Programme de Résidences d’Artistes Français aux Etats-Unis : les Résidences Étant Donnés

By French Culture
L’Institut français, les Services Culturels de l’Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis et la French American Cultural Exchange Foundation (FACE) lancent le programme « Résidences Etant donnés ». Il va permettre aux artistes français de séjourner aux Etats-Unis, de mieux connaître la scène artistique américaine, et d’y développer leur travail et leurs réseaux. Son objectif est de favoriser l’insertion professionnelle des artistes français sur la scène américaine et de générer des projets de collaboration au-delà de la résidence.
NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Young French Cinema Announces its 2017 Film Line-up Featuring 20 Recent French Films Available for Screenings throughout the U.S.

By French Culture
The third edition of the Young French Cinema program, which opens in January 2017 and runs through the year, will offer American theaters, universities, film societies, art house cinemas, the Alliance Française network and other organizations the opportunity to screen contemporary French films and hold discussions with French filmmakers. The program is co-produced annually by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and UniFrance, in partnership with Telefilm, ACID and CineConductor.
NOVEMBER 16, 2016

France Honors Daniel Glass and Nile Rodgers With the Order of Arts and Letters

By French Culture
Music industry executive, Daniel Glass, and Grammy Award winning record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, and have been conferred the insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters by Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at a ceremony taking place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Albertine's Free Events in November and December

By French Culture
Each month, Albertine Books, the reading room and bookshop within the French Embassy in New York, hosts a number of free events with French and American thinkers and authors. November and December will feature a the launch evening of Vincent Van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook (Nov. 18); a conversation with the director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Valerie Steele, and author Anka Muhlstein around the Countess Greffulhe (Nov. 22); a discussion around celebration of the recent nomination of Le Corbusier's architectural work as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO (Dec. 7); and a Jean Cocteau evening (Dec. 14), among other events.
NOVEMBER 14, 2016

François Nars Received the Medal of the Legion of Honor

By French Culture
François Nars, makeup artist, photographer, author, and Founder & Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics, has been conferred the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by D’Artagnan founder Ariane Daguin, on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, at a ceremony taking place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Judith Thurman To Receive the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

By French Culture
Judith Thurman, author, French literature scholar, and staff writer at The New Yorker, will be conferred the insignia of chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, on Monday, October 31st, 2016, at a ceremony taking place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
OCTOBER 10, 2016

Albertine's Free Events in October

By French Culture
Each month, Albertine Books, the reading room and bookshop within the French Embassy in New York, hosts a number of free events with French and American thinkers and authors. This month will feature a conversation with Christian Boltanski and Violaine Huisman (Oct. 3); a French story hour for kids with Flore Pouquet (Oct. 8); a discussion on François Mitterrand with Laure Adler and John Rick MacArthur (Oct. 11); reflections on how to U.S. has evolved in the past 50 years with Maurin Picard (Oct. 18), a conversation with Siri Hustvedt and Florence Noiville (Oct. 20), a discussion with Alexandra Schwartz and Lola Lafon (Oct. 28), and to celebrate Halloween, an event for kids around Magritte’s work (Oct. 29)!
OCTOBER 3, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Curator of 2016 Festival Albertine, Reveals Programming Lineup

By French Culture
Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me and curator of the third annual Festival Albertine, has revealed the festival’s programming lineup, which brings together a range of American and French artists, thinkers and scholars to discuss a topic of growing relevance in both countries: what our national, social and cultural labels mean today. In the free, five-day literary festival hosted by Albertine Books, the groundbreaking bookshop operated by the French Embassy in New York, the participants will explore the ways in which the politics of race are changing in America and France in a time of both growing extremism and the rise of activist movements like Black Lives Matter; what the rise of the populist right in both countries means for national identity; and what both countries’ attitudes toward immigration have done to shape its interaction with the broader world. Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books, Festival Albertine will take place November 2-6.
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

The French Embassy Launches France Alumni USA

By French Culture
On September the 21st, the Embassy of France in the United States will officially launch a new initiative, France Alumni USA: www.usa.francealumni.fr. A launching ceremony will be held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York with the presence of the French Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault.

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