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Albertine Prize Unveils 2018 Nominees

Albertine Prize Unveils 2018 Nominees

December 6, 2017

The 2018 Albertine Prize, one of the only literary honors in the United States whose winner is selected by the reading public rather than a judging panel, today unveiled its nominee list of five francophone works of fiction translated into English and published in the U.S. over the past year. The $10,000 prize is co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Van Cleef & Arpels....

Columbia University Professor, Spivak to Receive Insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

Columbia University Professor, Spivak to Receive Insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

December 1, 2017

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak will be awarded the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy on Thursday, December 7, in New York. Spivak will receive this distinction in recognition of a lifetime of dedication to promoting learning and intellectual endeavor both within and far beyond the academy, through her scholarly work and her educational projects....

The French Embassy’s French American Creative Lab 2017 Adds a Leg in Los Angeles and Boosts Business Component

The French Embassy’s French American Creative Lab 2017 Adds a Leg in Los Angeles and Boosts Business Component

November 13, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Business France launch the third edition of their program dedicated to startups from the cultural and creative industries with significant additions from previous years. The French-American Creative Lab, formerly the French-American Digital Lab, will include three days in Los Angeles with additional one-on-one business meetings and networking opportunities. Supported by the Institut français,the program is aimed at giving French entrepreneurs a fi...

Le French American Creative Lab s’étend Désormais à Los Angeles et Renforce la Part Réservée Aux Rendez-vous D’affaires

Le French American Creative Lab s’étend Désormais à Los Angeles et Renforce la Part Réservée Aux Rendez-vous D’affaires

November 11, 2017

Les Services Culturels de l’Ambassade de France à New York et Business France présentent la troisième édition de leur programme dédié aux startups des industries culturelles et créatives. Le French American Digital Lab devient à cette occasion le French American Creative Lab. Soutenu par l'Institut français, ce programme de découverte de l’écosystème américain à destination des entrepreneurs souhaitant se développer à l’international aura lieu du 6 au 15 novembre 2017. ...

Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan to Curate Festival Albertine 2017

Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan to Curate Festival Albertine 2017

November 1, 2017

Albertine Books, the French Embassy’s Acclaimed Bookshop and Cultural Hub, to Host First-Ever Public Festival Aimed at Advancing Dialogue Between Leading Female Thinkers and Artists in the U.S. and France, November 1-5 ...

The Cultural Services and the Consulate in Open House New York 2017

The Cultural Services and the Consulate in Open House New York 2017

October 10, 2017

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Consulate General of France in New York will join 240 sites across the five boroughsthat are opening their doors during Open House New York (OHNY)....

Laurie Anderson and Jay McInerney to Receive Insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters

Laurie Anderson and Jay McInerney to Receive Insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters

October 3, 2017

Multidisciplinary artist Laurie Anderson and novelist Jay McInerneywill be awarded the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters byBénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy on Tuesday, October 10th, in New York. Anderson and McInerneywill receive this distinction in recognition of their contributions to the fields of art and literature. ...

Albertine, New York’s Only Full-scale French Bookstore Celebrates its Third Anniversary

Albertine, New York’s Only Full-scale French Bookstore Celebrates its Third Anniversary

September 14, 2017

On September 14, 2017, Albertine, the bookstore and reading room located within and operated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, will celebrate its third anniversary....

Films on the Green: Truffaut’s the Wild Child Selected by Director James Ivory

Films on the Green: Truffaut’s the Wild Child Selected by Director James Ivory

August 17, 2017

On September 7th, 2017, the free outdoor French film festival Films on the Green will screen François Truffaut’s 1970 drama The Wild Child (L’Enfant sauvage). The Wild Child was selected for the festival by guest curator James Ivory. The screening will take place at 7:30 PM at Columbia University at 116th Street, and is presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française. James Ivory will be present to introduce the film....

Eight Startups Selected to Participate in the French-American Creative Lab 2017, New York and Los Angeles

Eight Startups Selected to Participate in the French-American Creative Lab 2017, New York and Los Angeles

July 18, 2017

After a successful second edition in fall 2016, eight new French startups were selected to participate in the third session of the French-American Creative Lab, taking place from November 6 to 15, 2017. Both a creative and economic development program tailored to acquainting startups from the cultural and creative industries with the American market, the French-American Creative Lab is developed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Business France, in collaboration with their longt...

Huit Start-up Sélectionnées pour Participer au French-american Creative Lab 2017 à New York et Los Angeles

Huit Start-up Sélectionnées pour Participer au French-american Creative Lab 2017 à New York et Los Angeles

July 18, 2017

Après le succès de la deuxième édition du programme à l’automne dernier, huit nouvelles start-up françaises ont été sélectionnées pour participer à la troisième session du French-American Creative Lab, qui se tiendra du 6 au 15 novembre 2017. Coproduit par les Services Culturels de l’Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis et Business France, et en collaboration avec leur partenaire de longue date, le Made in NY Media Center by IFP, le French-American Creative Lab est un programme d...

Films on the Green: Marcel Carné’s Port Of Shadows Selected by Laurie Anderson

Films on the Green: Marcel Carné’s Port Of Shadows Selected by Laurie Anderson

July 6, 2017

Coinciding with Bastille Day, also known as French National Day, on July 14th, 2017, the free outdoor French film festival Films on the Green will screen the 1938 film noir Port of Shadows (Le Quai des brumes) directed by Marcel Carné. Port of Shadows was selected for the festival by guest curator Laurie Anderson. The screening will take place at 8:30 PM at Tompkins Square Park....