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 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.
June 3-5, 2016
Austin Film Society
For the second year, the Austin Film Society (AFS) is partnering with the festival Premiers Plans of Angers to create a cross-cultural dialogue about independent film with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. AFS and Premiers Plans will co-present three new award-winning French language first films by emerging European filmmakers, as well as a shorts program and roundtable discussion Moviemaker Dialogue to connect Austin filmmakers with their European counterparts.
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.
03/11 – 07/24/2016
The Menil Collection
On the occasion of Fotofest and of the French Cultures Festival, the Menil Collection celebrates the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004), founding father of contemporary street photography—a movement dedicated to capturing the flux of life in the public sphere. In an exhibition of 50 photographs, Life Is Once, Forever: Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographs, looks at the photographer’s pioneering career and humanist vision.
Interview with Caecilia Tripp, a conceptual artist whose primary mediums are filmic installation, photography and performance. Tripp was invited by the Bronx Museum to present her latest film Music for (prepared) Bicycles during the summer of 2015.
30 heures de formation, du 8 mars au 30 mai 2015
Spécialement conçue pour les enseignants de français aux États-Unis, cette formation en ligne vous permettra de découvrir ou d'actualiser vos connaissances sur la France d'aujourd'hui dans ses composantes sociales et culturelles. Elle vous permettra également de pratiquer votre français, à l’oral comme à l’écrit, et de réunir des documents authentiques utilisables dans votre classe.
Le groupe est limité à huit participants. Inscrivez-vous vite !
March 1- 31, 2015
The Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Houston coordinates the French Cultures Festival (FCF) taking place in March in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The festival aims at celebrating French language through cultural and educational events.
20 grants will be awarded to qualified primary and secondary school teachers of French seeking to enhance their knowledge of French culture and improve their language and teaching skills. Application deadline : February 18 !
December 20, 2014 - March 8, 2015
San Antonio Museum of Art
In December of 2014 the San Antonio Museum of Art will present an exhibition of fifteen of the eighteen tapestries commissioned by Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Modeled after Pablo Picasso’s most important paintings. They include Girl with Mandolin, Interior with Girl Drawing, Night Fishing at Antibes, and Three Musicians. Commissioned between 1958 and 1975, the tapestries were woven entirely by hand by Madame J. de la Baume Dürrbach in Southern France
December 13, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Jérôme Bel and Cédric Andrieux are coming to Houston for a theatrical exhibition where the audience is part of each artists' projects. As Véronique Doisneau and Cédric Andrieux recount personal anecdotes, alternating them with physical demonstrations of movement, we see Bel reject the notion that dancers are mere bodies employed to execute a choreographer’s vision. By making the dancers’ labor and character visible, Bel opens a space for the expression of their individual subjectivity onstage.
November 13 - 15, 2014
Marriot Plaza Hotel
Founded in 1974, the Western Society for French History seeks to promote the study of French and Francophone history. The Annual Conference "Western Society for French History" will be held from November 13 to November 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, this year's theme is "Conflict".