FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

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.

FACE Foundation is an American nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries.

Our Initiatives


We support numerous projects in various fields, such as contemporary art, performing and visual arts, music, etc. Through these initiatives, we initiate and strengthen exchanges between French and Los Angeles artists, curators, and institutions. Our main objective is to bring artistic communities together and inspire future long-term and solid collaborations.

In Los Angeles, 10 public schools are now operating French dual-language immersion programs, and new ones will be opening this coming year, serving a total of 1,000 students. Bilingual students are better positioned to access top-tier universities and gain entry into an increasingly global job market.

The FACE Los Angeles chapter seeks to help public schools create and strengthen sustainable French language programs by prioritizing:


— Professional training for administrators and teachers.
— Provision of textbooks specifically designed for bilingual programs.
— Grants for French nationals to come work as teacher assistants.


20,000 American students go to France every year to get a degree, learn French and discover the “savoir-vivre à la française”. The “Study in France” fellowship will give the opportunity to underprivileged, deserving students to benefit from a study abroad experience while enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

This initiative will offer them access to a unique experience likely to foster career choices and strengthen cultural, academic and economic ties between France and Southern California.

This fellowship will cover the expenses related to one academic year in France (10 months).


By supporting the Young French Talents Fellowship, you will:

— Give them the opportunity to campaign for their nomination, attend dedicated screenings followed by Q&A organized by the cultural services, and take part in their award ceremony.
— Help them receive significant media exposure.
— Expand their professional network through a tailored program, in the hope of starting their next project.

The Young French Talents Fellowship is a $ 2,500.00 grant per nominated project (Economy airfare + 5-night accommodation).


We are actively seeking funding from engaged individuals, foundations, and corporate partners to support our activities in the Los Angeles area.

Discover the sponsorship opportunities that FACE in Los Angeles has to offer.


For all questions related to FACE in Los Angeles, please contact:

Benoît Labat
Program Officer
Higher Education and French Language Attaché

You can also reach us by phone at 310 235 3280