The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is interested in new and challenging ideas that will bring French and American people together in creative collaboration. Programs are offered either directly by our Departments or in conjunction with the Embassy’s non-profit partner FACE (French American Cultural Exchange). 

Publishing Grants & Prizes

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 17, 2015.

ARTE Docs USA

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and ARTE, the European cultural TV channel, are thrilled to offer ARTE Docs USA, a list of documentaries, for American Universities, non profit institutions, schools and Alliances françaises.

Independent Curators International Fellowship (ICI)

The Independent Curators International (ICI) Fellowship, organized by the ICI, l’Institut français, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, offers one French curator the opportunity for international research and the development of professional networks. The program spans a period of six months and includes two visits to the U.S., where the Fellow will use ICI as a base.

The Tournées Festival

The Tournées Festival aims to bring contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses. The program distributes close to $200,000 in grants annually to encourage schools to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals. The Tournées Festival has partnered with more than 450 universities, making it possible for more than 500,000 students to discover French-language films.

French-US Exchange in Dance

The French-US Exchange in Dance program, known as FUSED, melds the French and American dance communities by fostering dialogue and exchange, consolidating professional relationships and spawning choreographic innovation. This multi-year program introduces choreographers and performers whose works have not yet - or rarely - been seen in the partner country.

French Authors on Tour

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.

Films on the Green Festival

An annual, free, outdoor French film festival organized by the French Embassy, FACE and the NYC Parks Department.

OPENING UP French Society

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and l’ACID, an association of filmmakers who support the distribution of independent films, in association with the Institut Français are thrilled to offer OPENING UP French Society, a list of French films, for American Universities.

Mediamerica

Created in 2004, Mediamerica.org is administered by the Film, Television and New Media Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. The website is a resource for French professionals in the industry.

The Discovery Selection

Unifrance Films International and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to offer a variety of recent French films not yet released in the United States to American colleges and universities. This selection, made by French sales agents and producers, represents the impressive diversity of contemporary French cinema.

Ciné2000

Ciné2000 is an initiative to foster interest in French cinema among future American film professionals. It is available to film departments at universities in the U.S. and 501 (c) 3 film institutions. Individuals may not apply for the program.

French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, a Franco-American grant program, is dedicated to fostering innovative artistic collaborations in the field of theater and to contributing to the dynamism of intercultural dialogue and exchange between France and the U.S.

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