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Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Sponsors & Partners

Florence Gould Foundation

The Florence Gould Foundation, an American foundation devoted to French-American exchange and amity, has consistently provided major support to Etant donnés. Born of French parents in San Francisco in 1895, Florence Gould lived both in the United States and France during her life. That life was one in which an interest and dedication to arts and letters was always paramount. Having no family, at her death in 1993, Florence Gould left the bulk of her fortune to the foundation bearing her name.




Institut francais

The Institut français works in partnership with French embassies and cultural centers or institutes around the world to support and organize events such as exhibitions, festivals, symposia, residencies and publications to promote French contemporary creation abroad and exchanges in the arts.


Ministere de la Culture

The mission of the French Ministry of Culture is to make accessible to a grander public the essential works of humanity, and above all the works from France. The Ministry develops cultural policies dedicated to the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage in all its aspects, and supports the creation of works of art, as well as the development of artistic practices.


SACEM - Societe des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique

The role of SACEM is to provide protection, representation and service for original music composers, authors and publishers SACEM collects authors’ rights and redistributes the payments to the rights-holders SACEM promotes and supports original creative music in every different form. SACEM is a private entity; it is a non-trading company ["société civile"] directed by authors, composers and publishers.


Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, digital innovation, language, and higher education across the US. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, intellectuals and innovators to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic.



The Jazz & New Music initiative is a program of FACE Foundation.

FACE Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation and contributions to its programs are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For all donation and sponsorship inquiries, please contact: 

Laurent Auffret
Executive Director



FACE Foundation

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New York, NY 10075