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
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.
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.
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.
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 !