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.
FRENCH CONSULATE BOSTON
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!
January 19th & January 20th
Various Locations (Boston Area)
ALCEST: January 19 7:30PM @ Brighton Music Hall - Allston
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WAX TAILOR: January 20 6:30PM @ Royale - Boston
Saturday, February 4th from 8:00am to 6:00pm
Harvard Kennedy School
“Diversity and inclusion: challenges and solutions. French and American perspectives” is the first student-led symposium on Diversity organized by the HKS Francophile Club and HKS Vice-President of Diversity, with the support of the French Consulate. This event aims to facilitate best practices sharing and an open dialogue on the French and American models of inclusion by bringing together students, faculty and practitioners from France and the US. Beyond a mere for/against debate comparing two models, the ambition is to establish bridges between two perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion, in order to define a common set of actions to shared issues.
November 16, 2016 – March 26, 2017
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Each artwork in of the Artist’s Museum at the ICA reconfigures established narratives, asking each of us to find our place amongst newly imagined worlds. Pierre Leguillon accompanies a collection of artworks and photographs of dancers with a lightshow and soundtrack by Amy Winehouse.
In November, four members of the French Embassy's Cultural Services presented at the 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, in Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
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
Sunday, May 8th at 4:30 pm and Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30 pm
West Newton Cinema and MFA
Featured in the National Center for Jewish Film festival, it will be the Massachusetts Premiere of Christian Faure's 2015 movie about Simone Veil’s intrepid fight to legalize abortion in France in 1974. The movie stars César Award-winning actress Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Before Chanel) who delivers a smoldering performance in the lead role. The welcome speech will be delivered by the Consul General of France in Boston Valéry Freland and the Q&A will be conducted by NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Leader.
Friday, April 29 at 8pm
Church of the Good Shepherd
Join vocal ensemble Blue Heron for an evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness, enables him to perservere, and teaches him to find delight in his suffering. The program presents a complex of 14th-century songs which draw from each other's words and music, including En amer a douce vie, which is sung by Esperance in Machaut's Remede de Fortune.
April 16 at 8pm and April 17 at 7pm
Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music of Bard College
The Night's Tale is an enchanting narrative of combat and courtship in medieval France, staged and directed by French-born soprano Anne Azéma. Boston Camerata’s musicians are joined by gifted young professionals from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in an intense, musical evocation of longing and fulfillment.
Thursday, April 14th at 5:30pm and Sunday, April 17th at 11am
St Paul Church, Cambridge (Thursday) and First Church Boston (Sunday)
Les Petits Chanteurs de Strasbourg is a French children's choir coming from Strasbourg. Created in 2001 by Philippe Utard, the choir is part of the musical organisation of the Opera National du Rhin since 2009. They are on a tour in New York and Boston.