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The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, a French-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.

The Fund is an initiative of the the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the Institut Français, and FACE, and receives funding from the Institut Français, the French Embassy in the United States, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the Catherine Popesco Foundation for the Arts. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has provided major support for the presentation of the work of US artists in France.

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater is particularly interested in supporting theater projects that explore aesthetic boundaries and reflect the cultural and aesthetic diversity alive in theater today. It supports production of contemporary playwrights, residencies of directors, multidisciplinary and devised theater as well as new circus companies either in the U.S. or in France.

Between 2015 and 2017, special attention will be given to the presentation of French devised theater productions in the United States that emerged in France the past five years.


Contemporary Playwrights, Directors Residencies, Multidisciplinary and Devised Theater, New Circus

This grant program is designed to support American productions of French contemporary playwrights, residencies of French directors, the presentation of multidisciplinary and devised theater and new circus (nouveau cirque) companies in the U.S.

This grant program is designed to support French productions of American contemporary playwrights residencies of American directors, and the presentation of multidisciplinary theater (including objects, sound, physical, and visual theater) in France.



Prior to the deadline, applicant organizations should contact FACE to ensure the eligibility of the artist or company for whom they wish to apply. 

In case of a company or an artist touring the partner country with several stops, each cultural organization presenting the artist/company can apply individually. If more than 3 organizations are concerned, applicant organizations should contact FACE


Online Application

SPRING 2017, T.B.C.




Interview with

Arthur Nauzyciel


  Interview with

Florent Masse

Senior Lecturer, Princeton University

Interview with

Marion Aubert


Interview with

Gisèle Vienne
Choreographer, visual artist, and puppeteer




Nicole Birmann Bloom
Program Officer
Tel: 212 439 1444





The Programs

Tournées Film Festival
Films on the Green
French U.S. Exchange in Dance with NEFA
French Dual Language Program
French Heritage Language Program
Partner University Fund
French Voices
Contemporay Music
French-American Jazz Exchange with MAAF
Contemporary Theater
Visual Arts


FACE Foundation

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New York, NY 10075