The French Cultural Service office in Houston 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: Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
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.
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FRENCH CONSULATE HOUSTON
The Educational Affairs Department of the French Embassy has created a brand new email newsletter--K-12 French Education in the
Retrouvez le discours de bienvenue prononcé par le Dr. Ronald W. Tobin au déjeuner francophone d'ACTFL à San Diego le 21 novembre 2015 !
The Higher Education department of the French Embassy is pleased to inform you that the Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for applications for the academic year 2016/2017 is now open. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 9 months.
Sep. 23 - Dec. 10, 2016
Visual Arts Center - The University of Texas at Austin - Art Building
In the exhibition Everyday Ogres, Mouraud presents a new work that expands her efforts to the Gulf Coast. Commissioned by the Visual Arts Center with the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston, Mouraud traveled to Texas in June 2016 to film oil refineries along the Houston Ship Channel: sites that represent the dangerous monumentality and surreal everydayness surrounding energy use and production in the United States. Filmed at night, the installation captures a haunting vision of metal cities filled with toxic smoke and threatening power.
Sep. - Dec. 2016
Galerie Frank Elbaz
Galerie Frank Elbaz is pleased to announce the opening of its temporary space in Dallas, on 136 Glass St. right across from Dallas Contemporary, from September to December 2016. It will open with an introductory show featuring artists Davide Balula, Sheila Hicks, Kaz Oshiro, Bernard Piffaretti, Mungo Thomson and Blair Thurman.
A new grant program to support French dual language and immersion programs in public schools across the country! The Fund for French Dual Language and Immersion Programs in the U.S. supports these programs, which prepare students for a successful intellectual, multicultural, and global future. View 2016 grant recipients and find out more about the types of projects the Fund supports.
Eisenhower International School is an elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a French dual language program since 1993, from PreK to 5th grade.
The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX announces French artist Pierre Huyghe as the winner of the 2017 Nasher Prize. In its second year, the $100,000 Nasher Prize is the most ambitious international award in sculpture honoring a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities.
Sept. 11, 2016 - May 21, 2017
Nasher Sculpture Center
Ultra-seeing, presented by the school of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas at Dallas and Light Cone at the Nasher Sculpture Center with the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston, is a monthly screenings series exploring experimental cinema from the perspective of synesthesia, visual music, and visualization of music.
French artists Gaspard and Sandra Bébié-Valérian, laureates of the 2015 American Residencies program of the Institut Français, were invited to Centraltrak, the University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, in November and December 2015.
Deserting the Site is the first project of DUST (Desert Unit for Speculative Territories) a three-year series of transdisciplinary seminars, lectures, events and workshops co-organized by les Beaux-Arts de Nantes Metropole (France) and the School of Art at the University of Houston (TX) and conceived by Ida Soulard and Abinadi Meza in the wider context of Fieldwork: Marfa, with the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston.