Cultural Agenda

France-Atlanta was the highlight of this fall with a rich and varied program. From architecture residencies to immersive musical experiences through movie screenings and exhibitions, over 30 cultural events and a dozen workshops were organized for this year's edition.  Multiple partnerships made it possible to explore a variety of cultural topics throughout the U.S. Southeast and pursue new collaborations. 
Thank you to all who made this cultural program a remarkable success!

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The objective of the Face Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is to promote artistic, literary and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from Francophone countries and the United States.
Take a look at our artistic funds and programs, especially in the performing and visual arts: three new calls for proposals are open until February 2020.

Until the launch of next year's cultural programming, we wish you Happy Holidays!



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. As such, artists founded by the program achieve international recognition and reach new audiences.

The success of this program led to its expansion: co-produced projects by artist from Africa, the Carribean and the Middle East and a French cultural institution are now eligible to the grant.

Call for proposals is open until February 2, 2020.

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FACE Contemporary Theater 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.

In order to promote a multiplicity of voices and intercultural dialogues, co-produced projects by artists from Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and French cultural institutions ar now eligible to the grant.

Call for proposals for the next grant cycle is open until February 2, 2020.

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Étant 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. Furthermore, it has been instrumental in creating a network of curators from France and the U.S. Since its inception, Étant donnés has developed an international reputation by allocating over $3 million to fund more than 300 projects and 19 curators.

Call for proposals deadline is January 20, 2020.

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December 17 | MEMPHIS CONCRETE | Hi-Tone Cafe, 412 N Cleveland, MEMPHIS, TN 38104

French composer and singer Annabelle Playe will stop by Memphis this December during her U.S tour to present her new album GEYSER.

Composed in three parts, Geyser deploys an energy with strong contrasts around sound shots sometimes stripped, sometimes massive. Clear sounds, pure timbres switch to distortion evoking the subterranean eruption and the release of a tension.

Annabelle Playe, alone on stage, interprets music from electronic instruments making the sound a physical experience of density, intensity, variations and saturations. She digs the notion of movement, displacement and transformation through the journey, the odyssey and the inner quest. The modification of a point of view, the interior perception and the changes of states are at the heart of her research. The perception of the listener is thus shifted to harsh territories, contrasted to make room for stripping.

This tour has been made possible through the Jazz & New Music, a program of FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

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Until January 19, 2020 | SCAD Museum of Art | Evans Gallery Savannah, GA 601 Turner Blvd.

SCAD Museum of Art presents The Golden March, a new public art commission and the first museum solo exhibition in the U.S. by Raphaël Barontini. 

"The Golden March" comprises two parts: a performance in collaboration with a local high school marching band and a site-specific installation of new work for the four iconic Jewel Boxes lining the façade of the museum.

While influenced by Caribbean thinkers such as Edouard Glissant, Barontini's work explores issues of representation and race.

The exhibition is curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg and has been made possible with additional funding from Étant donnés Contemporary Art, a program of the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation.

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LAST DAYS | Until December 29 | Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art | 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Additional works on display at the Hanes Gallery at Wake Forest University and Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

The multi-location exhibition organized by the Jeu de Paume in Paris, with the participation of the Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art featuring works by Peter Campus is almost over: don't miss its last days.

American artist Peter Campus (born in 1937 in New York) is one of the most influential pioneers of video art. Throughout his career, he has produced videos, installations providing unique interactive experience whom would not exist without participation.A large number of his works are featured in some of the world’s greatest contemporary art museums.

Curator Anne-Marie Duguet trained in the sociology of art, writer and critic, she has taught theater and sociology of television at the University of Paris 1, where she is now assistant professor in the Arts Department and directs the Center for Research on Film and Audiovisual Arts. Anne-Marie Duguet also teaches the aesthetics of electronic and computer images. After creating a video workshop in 1973, she began specializing in video in the late 1970s and was a member of the editorial board of Vidéoglyphes from 1979 to 1981.

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LAST DAYS | Until December 15, 2019 | Oglethorpe University Museum of Art | 4Lowry Hall, 3rd Floor, 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

The Impressionist works from the Melamed Family will be on display until December 15 at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. 

Don't miss the occasion to visit one of the smallest museums in Atlanta and discover over 35 orginal paintings, drawings and fine prints including works by Cézanne, Chagall, Renoir among others.

This exhibition has been curated by John Daniel Tilford.

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HIGH MUSEUM | 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries French masterworks were given this year to the High Museum by Doris and Souky Shaheen. 

Collected over four decades, this impressive collection of paintings includes works from the pre-Impressionist realism to the expressive modernism through the Impressionism. 

Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse are among the artists on display from now to every visit of the High Museum. 

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Awarded with both the Cristal for the best feature film and the audience prize at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and recently winner of the COLCOA jury award and audience award in Los Angeles, Jérémy Clapin's film is now streaming on Netflix.

I Lost My Body is the French animated movie that everybody is talking about: don't miss it! 

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8 universities in the Southeast have been selected by the Tournées Film Festival committee. Stayed connected to discover their films selection and dates of screening.

This program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses. Our objective in providing nearly $200,000 in Tournées Film Festival grants every year is to fund festival endeavors that can eventually become permanent and self-sustaining.

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Under the responsability of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, La Fémis trains students on various film-related disciplines such as directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, sound production, production design, continuity, distribution and cinema management. Courses and programs are taught by a network of over 500 professionals.

Registrations for the international competitive exam are open until January 10, 2020.

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