Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrie received the Medal for Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters from the Consul General of France. He was awarded for his artistic accomplishments and his support of French and Francophone culture locally and internationally.
Boulet nominated by the National Cartoonists Society; ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship application due April 22; Lyon hosted the international crime fiction festival known as the Quai du Polar; Livre Inter 2016 nominees include Edouard Louis’s Histoire de la violence, Jean Echenoz’s Envoyée spéciale, Marie Dorsan‘s debut novel Le Présent infini s’arrête, and Celle que vous croyez by Camille Laurens.
French student and graphic designer Elaine Guillot is trying to reinvigorate Francophonie in North Louisiana. In her interview with the Consulate General, Elaine unveils her unconventional methods and efforts to reaffirm the importance of French in Lincoln Parish.
While already popular and the winner of multiple awards in France, Riad Sattouf's "L'Arabe du Futur", has been chosen as the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize! The award recognizes the French author, who is also the author of "Cahiers d'Esther". As popular and famous as the comic is, it as been translated into 17 languages!
Pascal Yonet has been the head of the the Association Vent des Forêts in the département of La Meuse since 2008, a rural contemporary art space dedicated to research and artistic production in forest and agricultural territories. A philosopher by training, he served as a freelance editor and since 2011, as deputy director of the Centre national de l’édition et de l’art imprimé (Cneai – Chatou).
The first edition of Tilt Kids Festival ended on April 3, 2016, after a month of outstanding performances, exhibitions and workshops, featuring artists from France and around the world. Initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the festival brought to thousands of children and families in New York the opportunity to let their imagination go wild!
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with FACE Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Grantees of the Contemporary Theater Fund. This year, $125,000 in grants was allocated to 10 institutions for French projects in the U.S. Each project reflects the vibrant state of artistic creation.
In conjunction with Tilt Kids Festival in New York City, the French Cultural Services organized a professional forum on April 1, 2016 on the theme "Arts for Young Audiences". The forum brought together 60 professionals, from various institutions and disciplines, to discuss various topics: Engaging young audiences through art; Presenting challenging subjects such as violence, war, racism, gender; Networks and Circulation of international projects for young audiences.
Rebecca A. T. Stevens : Curator of exhibition "Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora"
Rebecca A. T. Stevens is Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, which present exhibition "Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora" from April 16 to September 4, 2016, with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.