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.

"The Knights", based on Joseph Kessel's novel, at Théâtre du Lycée Français

September 22, 2017
Théâtre du Lycée Francais

Young and proud Ouroz takes part in Afghanistan’s most important tournament, the King’s Bouzkachi. It is a very violent sport for knights with no holds barred! But Ouroz fails, falls from the horse and breaks his leg.


Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

June 24, 2017 - September, 17 2017
Legion of Honor
The exhibition focuses on the intersection between the historical context of the Parisian millinery trade and the contemporaneous, avant-garde art of Degas and the Impressionists.

Yanick Lahens U.S. Tour: San Francisco

September 26, 2017
University of San Francisco

Yanick Lahens was born in Port-au-Prince in 1953.


Seattle French Cinema Now 2017

September 29, 2017 - October 5, 2017

SIFF's mini-festival returns to give you a front-row seat to the latest in French language cinema from around the world, featuring legendary directors like Cédric Klapisc


An American in Paris... in San Francisco!

September 12, 2017 - October 8, 2017
SHN Orpheum Theatre
"An American in Paris is a triumph! Pure joy!"

Writing Residency in San Francisco: Martin Winckler has been selected by the jury!

Writing Residency in San Francisco: Martin Winckler has been selected by the jury!

TV5 Monde channels now on Sling TV

TV5MONDE has entered into an agreement with one of the leading streaming providers in the United States: Sling TV.

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

Discours du Dr. Ronald W. Tobin

Retrouvez le discours de bienvenue prononcé par le Dr. Ronald W. Tobin au déjeuner francophone d'ACTFL à San Diego le 21 novembre 2015 !

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.
Cultural Service Consulate General of France San Francisco

88 Kearny Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108

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