San Francisco

The French Cultural Service office in San Francisco 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: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Northern Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii.

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.



Chateaubriand Fellowship 2016/2017 call for proposal is now open !

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.

SPCD 2014: Teacher's Workshops in France for Teachers on the West Coast

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

Etant Donnés: A New Residency Program for French Visual Artists

Deadline: January 27, 2017
United States
Application Deadline: January 27, 2017

PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco

January 27, 2017 - January 29, 2017
Fort Mason - Festival Pavilion

Experience cutting-edge, contemporary photography on a global scale at the inaugural launch of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco this January 27-29, 2017 at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion.


The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France

October 8, 2016 - January 29, 2016
Legion of Honor
The first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the Le Nain brothers

From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art

November 25, 2016 - April 2, 2017
Contemporary Jewish Museum
An exhibition including French artist Christian Boltanski

Winners of our Call for Artists announced!

The French Consulate in San Francisco and The French American Cultural Society are pround to announce the winners of their Call for Artists, which offered the possibility for artists from the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest to exhibit their art

Interview with Caecilia Tripp, Paris-Based Artist

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.

Formation continue : La France en mouvement

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 !

Professor Judith Butler Decorated by Consul General of France in San Francisco

On January 26th, 2015, Consul General of France Pauline Carmona decorated Professor Judith Butler with the insigna of Chevalier in the Order of Arts et Lettres for her contributions in philosophy, ethics, political and literary theories. The Consul General Pauline Carmona recognized the strength of her links with French scholars and intellectuals and the profound impact her work has had on France’s society, especially in the field of Feminism and gender studies.

SPCD Summer Programs in France

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 !
Cultural Service Consulate General of France San Francisco

88 Kearny Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108

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