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contemporary French creativity

The Institut français promotes artists and authors and circulates works that contribute to the presentation of an innovative and dynamic image of creativity in France.

The Institut français promotes French artistic and literary creation abroad, by striving to reflect new forms of contemporary creation and the cultural diversity of France (performing arts, music, cinema, visual arts, literature, digital creation, etc.).


It promotes the international mobility of professional artists and writers and supports the circulation of French works, by encouraging partnerships and international co-productions. It ensures a French presence at major international events (festivals, biennials, fairs, etc.).


The Institut français also contributes to the dissemination, promotion and translation of French and French-speaking authors.