JUNE 10, 2016

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault Visits the Cultural Services & Albertine Books

By French Culture

On June 9, 2016, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault visited the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the Franco-American Children’s Book Publishers Conference, presented by the International Bureau of French Publishing (Bureau International des Editeurs Français).

JUNE 9, 2016

APPLICATIONS CLOSED for French-American Digital Lab Session 2: New York

By French Culture

The French-American Digital Lab—a creative and an economic development program for startups and content creators of the cultural sector—is now accepting applications from French start ups and entrepreneurs wishing to take part in its second edition this fall.

JUNE 2, 2016

French Voices Grantees Seeking American Publishers

By Angélique Boutefol

The French Voices Award honors both translators and American publishers for their work with the goal of creating a series of U.S.-published books representing the very best of contemporary French writing in every field. We believe that all 10 award winners currently looking for a home have the potential to touch American readers.

JUNE 2, 2016

Georgia Southern University receives France on Campus Award

By Solene Vilchien

Students at Georgia Southern University have received a France on Campus Award for their unique project aimed at increasing awareness about France and French culture through the role of the press in French history.

MAY 31, 2016

France Rocks Summerfest 2016

By Francerocks

An international festival of music from Paris presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export with support from Institut Français and la Ville de Paris, France Rocks Summerfest 2016 is the first event of its kind, taking place as part of Tandem Paris-New York, a transatlantic cultural partnership celebrating these two cities. France Rocks Summerfest highlights the rich diversity of music from Paris with concerts from the most cutting edge French electro, jazz, world, contemporary, pop and rock artists across multiple venues and parks in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. The festival culminates June 21 with a concert featuring CharlElie Couture, Yael Naim, General Elektriks, and La Femme for Fête de la Musique in Central Park.

MAY 31, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Prix Littérature-monde awarded to Haitian Makenzy Orcel and Angolan Ondjaki at Étonnants Voyageurs, the Saint-Malo International Literature and Film Festival; How to Talk About Places You’ve Never Been; The Style of Max de Radiguès; Antoine Volodine’s Bardo or Not Bardo; Ladivine Reviews Abound

MAY 26, 2016

Paris-New York Tandem Transatlantic Cultural Exchange Kicks Off

By French Culture

Paris and New York—two cities with deeply intertwined cultural roots—are renewing their historic bond this summer through a five-month transatlantic cultural exchange. Kicking off on June 7th, the Paris-New York Tandem will feature over fifty events in both cities that incorporate artists, artworks, and themes native to the other.

MAY 26, 2016

Join the Albertine Community!

By French Culture

Join the Albertine community and support New York City’s only French reading room and bookshop. By becoming a part of our community of readers, you directly contribute to enriching Albertine’s French-American cultural dialogue.

MAY 25, 2016

The French Embassy and IIE strengthen their partnership with a new Benjamin Franklin Scholarship

By Higher Education

The French Embassy provides more funding and modifies its existing Benjamin Franklin Scholarship Program to increase study abroad in France as part of the Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative and IIE's Generation Study Abroad Campaign.

MAY 25, 2016

Lafayette Debates 2016 - The balance between Security and Civil Liberties in Democracies

By Higher Education

Since 2013, the French Embassy has partnered with The George Washington University to organize intercollegiate policy debates which invites students from the best universities in the country to engage in the discussion.

MAY 24, 2016

Call for Projects - Fund for French Dual Language and Immersion Programs in the US


Teachers and administrators of K-12 public schools, school districts, and state agencies across the United States are invited to apply for $1,000 to $10,000 grants to support the development of French dual language and immersion programs

MAY 18, 2016

2016 Summer Performing Arts Festivals in France

By French Culture Arts

From the cutting-edge proposals of the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-Denis to the street shows of the Festival International de Théâtre de Rue in Aurillac, here is our French festival round-up in dance and theater.