French and francophone culture is thriving on U.S. university campuses with the help of the new, nation-wide France on Campus Award launched in 2016.
The Recording Academy has just released its list of nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards Ceremony, to be held next February in Los Angeles. The 2017 is, once again, very strong with nominations of French artists and labels, notably with Jean-Michel Jarre nominated in an electro category, Gojira nominated in two rock categories, and a legion of nominations for the label Harmonia Mundi and its imprints.
Launched in Chicago in 2015, City/Cité, a program created by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in New York & Chicago and the Institut Français, brings together French and American researchers, policymakers, activists, artists, architects, and journalists in Paris to discuss urban democracy on December 9th and 10th, 2016. The program is slated to take place to Detroit in April 2017, thus focusing on three major metropolises that are emblematic of recent urban transformation.
Announcement of the 2016 awards
Innovation featured in this year's Children books festival in France, City/Cité A Franco-American exchange in Paris on and about urban democracy, La Maison Victor Hugo pays tribute to the poet by dedicating an exhibition to one of his earlier poems ‘La Pente de la Rêverie’.
On Nov 19, 2016 French artist Fanny de Chaillé created a unique performance project at the NYPL in Washington Heights, The Teens Library, inspired by the idea that anyone can be the author of knowledge and share it with others. Visitors were invited to choose from a catalogue of “books”—actually, people—each of whom related their individual story.
On Wednesday, September 21, Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, launched France Alumni USA, a new online platform and network for students and professionals who completed part or all of their studies in France.
The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Apply now!
Chateaubriand Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) is a fellowship program offered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. It targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Apply now!