The French Cultural Service office in Boston develops cultural and educational projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the French Ambassador to the United States and the Cultural Advisor in New York, its mandate is to promote and sustain high-spirited exchanges between the most promising French and American artists, writers, thinkers and educators in the jurisdiction: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

Programs, projects or initiatives benefitting from the support of the Cultural Office, in conjunction with the Embassy of France in the United States are usually also supported by the non-profit partner FACE and Institut Francais.




Congratulations to the 2014 SPCD Teacher Grant Recipients for the Southeast

Enhance your knowledge of French culture while improving language and teaching skills... The SPCD (Stages Pédagogiques de Courte Durée) program of the French Embassy awards 40 grants each year to qualified primary and secondary school teachers of French. Congratulations to the 2014 winners for the Southeast!

Composer Vinko Globokar in Residence at SICPP 2016

June 17 to June 25
New England Conservatory
The SICPP Composer-in-Residence, Vinko Globokar, is a legend in the new music community, fusing the discipline of high modernism with the uninhibited raw energy and unpredictability of free improvisation.

Miss Elie (AKA Emilie Lesbros) on Tour

June 25th, 2016 at 8pm
A conservatory-trained jazz singer and multi-instrumentalist with eclectic tastes and musical projects (ranging from jazz to pop and beyond), Emilie Lesbros will perform with Miss Elie, her latest project, on tour in the United States in the next few months.

Composer Vinko Globokar in Residence at SICPP 2016

June 17-25 2016
New England Conservatory
An intensive performance seminar on music of the 20th and 21st centuries, SICPP is 8 days and nights of explosive new music! The SICPP 2016 concert series will feature Composer-in-Residence Vinko Globokar, Guest Artist Marilyn Nonkin, and Ensemble-in-Residence the Callithumpian Consort.

Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso

Thru June 26th
Museum of Fine Arts
This dossier exhibition centers on pairing and juxtaposing works by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). A loan of four major works from the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland, and loans from private collections will complement the MFA’s holdings of painting and sculpture by the artist, looking at different stages of his career and his exploration of form.

Rendez-Vous at Moscou by Jean Claude Redonnet at PortFringe Theater Festival

June 22 at 6:30pm, June 24 at 10pm and June 25 at 3pm
Geno's Rock Club
A true story about war and memory represented as a Greek tragedy for our time. One morning of February 1917, two soldiers, Redonnet's grand-father and his brother-in-law find themselves face-to-face at an intersection of front trenches. A complete surprise.

Friday Face, a portrait project by French artist Aurélie Galois

June 2nd to July 1st
French Cultural Center
Friday Face - a year in Boston is the result of a year-long experiment in spontaneous drawings and interviews led by French artist Aurélie Galois. Once a week, the artist would do a quick, small-palette portrait of whichever person she happened to be most interested in at that moment, accompany it with a brief handwritten text explaining who the person was, and post it online. The process, which was conceived in late 2014, was rapid, informal and an immediate success.

Bastille Day 2016

Friday, July 15 from 6 PM to 11 PM.
Marlborough Street (between Berkeley and Clarendon)
Bastille Day returns to Marlborough Street and will transport you to Paris with the most authentic music, food, drinks and atmosphere! After a sold-out event in 2014 and 2015, you won't want to miss this signature Back Bay festival.

Call for Projects - Fund for French Dual Language and Immersion Programs in the US

Teachers and administrators of K-12 public schools, school districts, and state agencies across the United States are invited to apply for $1,000 to $10,000 grants to support the development of French dual language and immersion programs

Carmen by Georges Bizet in Portland

Wednesday July 27 and Friday July 29 at 7:30pm.
Merrill Auditorium
PORTopera has selected Bizet's famous tale of lust, revenge and murder as its mainstage production on July 27 and 29, 2016, the company’s 22nd year. The opera will be fully staged and costumed with PORTopera's Orchestra conducted by Maestro Stephen Lord in the pit. The production will also include the PORTopera Chorus and Children's Chorus. Casting is taking place now and Artistic and Stage Director Dona D. Vaughn promises an all-star collection of singers and our most memorable production yet.

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

August 3-7, Wednesday through Saturday 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 2pm
Jacob's Pillow Dance @ The Ted Shawn Theatre
In their Pillow debut, this company of 12 outstanding men from Algeria and Burkina Faso deliver a jaw-dropping performance in What the Day Owes to the Night, packed with backflips, head spins, and a transcending emotional intensity.
Cultural Service Consulate General of France in Boston

31 St James Avenue
Suite 750
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 832 4460

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