FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Tournées Film Festival

Tournées Film Festival

Discover the new VIRTUAL Tournées Film Festival
Application deadline: November 10, 2020

Jazz & New Music

Jazz & New Music

The New Grantees

Oui Design

Oui Design

French-American Online Design Workshop:
Emergency Design Facing COVID-19

FACE Contemporary Theater

FACE Contemporary Theater

The New Grantees

FUSED

FUSED

FUSED: French U.S. Exchange in Dance
The New Grantees

Transitioning to Virtual Exchange

Transitioning to Virtual Exchange

A new initiative to support French-American collaboration in Higher Education.

Etant donnés

Etant donnés

Etant donnés Contemporary Art
The New Grantees

Artistic Funds

Liv Schulman, Formal Economy, 23 Minutes, Alt_Cph, Copenhagen, May 2018 © Rine Rodin

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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Instable-©-Jean-Paul-Bajard

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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French Voices © Serge Bloch

French Voices recognize both the original work and the quality of the translation. A committee of independent professional experts selects works epitomizing the many facets of a vibrant French literary scene. Awards go to books representing new trends in fiction, or graphic novels and underrepresented perspectives or points of view in non-fiction.

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Germain Acogny © Antoine Tempe

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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Yacine Boulares

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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Varda by Agnès © Janus Films

Tournées Film Festival aims to bring French and francophone cinema to American colleges and university campuses.

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Programs & Festivals

A Night of Philosphy & Ideas is an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music. Join us and be a part of this free-12 hour exchange of ideas, featuring top philosophers from around the world.

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Films on the Green @ Columbia University, NYC

Films on the Green is an annual, free, outdoor film festival in New York City organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the City of New York Parks & Recreation, and the 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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Life is strange © Dontnod

Games for Good aims to create a task force between France & North America to build a better gaming industry and to strengthen cooperation with North America in a trans-disciplinary approach linking culture, technology, and economy.

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Kids Trail

Designed as a yearlong artistic journey, Kids Trail offers children and adults the opportunity to explore French arts and culture through a variety of disciplines: cinema, theater, design, dance, visual arts, philosophy, music and literature.

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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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Language & Education

French Dual Language Fund

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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Higher Education

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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CAL

Established in 2007 as a collaboration between the French government, American private donors and the FACE Foundation, the Partner University Fund is dedicated to amplifying the potential of the brightest French and American scholars by supporting educational and research partnerships between higher education institutions in both countries.

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Thomas Jefferson Fund

Launched in 2017, the Thomas Jefferson Fund supports new collaborations and the most innovative projects between promising young researchers in France and the United States. The Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to foster forward-looking collaborative research in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and of Science for Society that addresses the most pressing global challenges.

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The Transitioning to Virtual Exchange Covid-19 Relief Fund aims at supporting French-American collaborations and preparing for the post-pandemic when international travel resumes. Different needs and opportunities have been identified, ranging from a bottom up call for proposal to structural trainings facilitating the creation of high impact initiatives.

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FACE Chapters

Chicago skyline

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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