For almost thirty years, the "Meet" — Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs (the Foreign Writers and Translators House) — has welcomed writers and translators from all over the world. The resident is allocated a weekly grant and accommodated in an emblematic high-rise overlooking the docks and the shipyards of Saint Nazaire Harbour, on the Loire River estuary. The deadline for application is the end of February for a residency the following year.
The Book Department of the French Embassy in New York offers financial aid to American institutions wishing to host French authors for readings, signings, and symposia. We collaborate with universities, libraries, bookstores, publishing houses, and other venues across the United States to organize events with visiting authors.
The Book Department of the Cultural Services works to promote French and Francophone literature and to encourage English translations of French fiction and non-fiction. The Book Department provides a range of grants to help publishers with rights, translation, and to promote paper and digital editions of translated French work. The deadline for French Voice Award, Hemingway Grant and Acquisition of Rights program is February 18th, 2015.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and La Villa Gillet offer up to two residencies per year for translators at La Villa Gillet in Lyon, France. La Villa Gillet's arts-centered environment offers ideal working conditions for translators who seek to devote a period of uninterrupted work on a current project. Whenever possible, the Villa Gillet also organizes one or more public events with the translator.
Walls and Bridges is a 10-day series of performances and critical explorations uniting French and American thinkers and artists from the social sciences, philosophy, literature and performing arts. Curated by the Villa Gillet, each season’s wide selection of events spans more than 15 talks, concerts, dance and theatre performances, and storytelling shows. The series, which brought over 70 cultural events to New York in 2011 and 2012, returns to the city next Fall, from October 9th to 20th, 2013.