FACE Foundation

- Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

CineSchool

CineSchool

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Etant donnés

Etant donnés

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FUSED

FUSED

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Jazz & New Music

Jazz & New Music

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Contemporary Theater

Contemporary Theater

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Villa Albertine

Villa Albertine

Reinventing artists’ residencies, Villa Albertine is creating a network for arts and ideas spanning France and the United States. It offers tailor-made residencies for global creators, thinkers and cultural professionals. Explore our magazine, events, and programs for professionals.

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Artistic Funds

Gagarine © Cohen Media Group

Tournées Film Festival is expanding… and becomes ALBERTINE CINEMATHEQUE! We are thrilled to announce that the Tournées Festival Grant is now part of an even larger program, which offers every university and college a wide-range of ways to explore the diversity of French Cinema and become part of a vibrant community of French film lovers.

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Albertine Translation

In 2022, the Book Department of the newly launched Villa Albertine – is proud to reveal the Albertine Translation Fund & Prizes, a new and enhanced version of The French Voices Awards. The Albertine Translation Fund & Prize recognizes the quality of both the original work and the translation. Grants go to books representing new trends in fiction and graphic novels and important points of view in non-fiction.

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William Klein, Backstage from Who Are You, Polly Magoo?, 1966. © William Klein

Etant donnés Contemporary Art aims to strengthen ties between France and the U.S. in the field of contemporary art by fostering active collaboration and encouraging long-lasting partnerships between French visual artists, curators, and collectives and American curators and cultural institutions. The fund supports the discovery of emerging talents, while also sustaining interest in established artists.

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© Augustin Le Gall

The FACE Contemporary Theater program fosters innovative artistic collaborations and co- productions in theater, and contributes to a dynamic intercultural dialogue between France and the United States. It aims to encourage projects that push aesthetic boundaries and reflect the cultural and artistic diversity seen in theater today.

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© Re:Incarnation

FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance fosters dialogue, strengthens professional relationships, and sparks creative artistry through cultural exchanges by introducing choreographers and performers whose works had never or rarely been seen in the partner country.

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Sakina Abdou © Pidz

The Jazz & New Music program is designed to encourage the creative and professional development of French jazz and contemporary composers, musicians, and ensembles in the U.S.

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Programs & Festivals

With free screenings adapted for various age groups —from elementary to middle school— CinéSchool seeks to offer young people of all backgrounds the opportunity to see curated French language content, and to become a dynamic resource for French speakers and French learners in the U.S.

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Films on the Green

Films on the Green is an annual free French film festival in New York City parks organized by Villa Albertine, the French Embassy, NYC Parks, and FACE Foundation.

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Spaced Out - Pierre Friquet © Ballast Technologies

French Immersion will bring French creators or producers to the U.S. on the occasion of an event or presentation of their work during a significant festival or program identified by the Cultural Services team in New York.

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NOI 2022

Night of Ideas is a 24-hour virtual marathon of philosophical debate and artistic performances taking place once a year across the U.S.

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Oui Design has been developed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation, in order to foster creative exchange in design between France and the U.S. Launched in 2016, it is the first program initiated by the French Embassy to support fruitful and durable partnerships between design professionals on both sides of the Atlantic.

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French Studies

FHLP

The French Dual Language Fund aims to expand and strengthen existing French dual language education programs throughout the country, and support the launch of new programs.

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French Heritage Language Program - Je parle français

The French Dual Language Program provides high-quality bilingual education to children in public schools across New York City. Currently, 1,300 students are served by this program but the need is far greater with 22,000 children living in French-speaking homes with little or no access to education in French.

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Transatlantic Studies & Research

Community Colleges in France

The Community College in France Program seeks to identify promising students from underrepresented groups —who will then become “Ambassadors of France”— and offer them transformative educational experiences that promote the sharing of knowledge and know-how between France and the US.

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Transatlantic Mobility Program

The Transatlantic Mobility Program aims at increasing Franco-American student mobility by supporting American and French Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in developing study-abroad opportunities.

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Transatlantic Research Partnership

The Transatlantic Research Partnership supports new collaborations and cutting-edge multidisciplinary research projects between promising young researchers in France and the United States. These forward-looking collaborative research projects span, and sometimes combine humanities, social sciences, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

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FACE Chapters

FACE in Chicago

The Chicago Chapter of FACE Foundation is committed to fostering connection between the city of Chicago and the Midwest.

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FACE in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Chapter of FACE Foundation is committed to fostering connection between the city of Los Angeles, the southwestern region of the United States, and the nation of France. By focusing on three main cultural fields: Art, Education, and Cinema, FACE in Los Angeles engages, entwines, and elevates the offerings of these communities.

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