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 March 20th, 2013.
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).
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 400 universities, making it possible for more than 500,000 students to discover French-language films.
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.
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 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.
This fund is dedicated to nurturing and supporting outstanding programming of contemporary artists from France and the United States. It facilitates the discovery of emerging talent and firmly believes in the need to sustain interest in established artists whose work inspires younger generations. Furthermore, Etant donnés is instrumental in creating a network of curators from both countries who work together and exchange ideas.
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.