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France-Portugal Season 2022

French professionals / Foreign professionals
In a decision by the French President and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa during Emmanuel Macron's official visit to Lisbon in July 2018, the France-Portugal Season will be held simultaneously in the two countries between February 2022 and October 2022.
Initially scheduled between July 2021 and February 2022, the dates of the France-Portugal Season have been postponed due to the health crisis linked to Covid-19.

This crossover season, which will symbolically make the link between the rotating Presidency of the European Union exercised by Portugal in the first half of 2021 and that of France in the first half of 2022, will be an opportunity to highlight the closeness and friendship between our two countries, embodied in particular by the presence in France of a very important Portuguese community, and in Portugal by a growing number of French expatriates, two dynamic, mobile and active communities, which constitute an exceptional human and cultural link between our two countries.

Click below to view the project submission procedures.
Terms and conditions

To be able to submit a project, you must already have an identified Portuguese partner

As the Institut français cannot act as a broadcaster or film maker, producer or programmer, persons wishing to present a project in Portugal(artists, researchers, teachers, chefs, entrepreneurs, etc.) must also be supported by a French project sponsor(organisation, company etc.) and a Portuguese project sponsor.

Projects submitted for approval by the mixed steering committee must meet at least one of the criteriadefined in the General Commissions’ editorial guidelines, namely:

- Parity: the France-Portugal season will showcase women, artists, authors, scientists, sportspeople, entrepreneurs and cultural professionals from our two countries.

- Difference: The Season must be inclusive and educate on what difference can mean for wealth and present projects from all generations, representing diversity and addressing all audiences. But it must also invite art, science and technology in all its forms to unite and share emotions.

- Ocean: our common ocean will be at the heart of the France-Portugal Season as a talking point for biodiversity, renewable energies, climate change, underwater archaeology and the blue economy, with scientists, artists and anyone inventing solutions for our planet.

Europe: France and Portugal wish to work together to support their vision of a Europe and of European citizenship that chooses to focus on culture, science and education, by supporting co-productions with other European countries, or Franco-Portuguese proposals in other European countries.

- Portuguese and French speakers: The Season aims to include and present Portuguese and French speakers from outside our borders and who form an artistic and scientific community connecting Europe with the rest of the world.


In addition to these criteria, priority will be given to: 

- co-creations devised with Portuguese partners, or original creations combining French and Portuguese (any broadcast in the strict sense will not be considered);

- projects resulting from a dialogue already established with identified Portuguese partners;

- projects that highlight the common heritage of France and Portugal in architecture, literature, science, history etc...

- projects reflecting co-constructed programmingand benefiting from Franco-Portuguese co-commissioning or artistic or scientific co-direction. 

Lastly, the mixed steering committee will pay particular attention to territorial coverage, and especially to projects presented outside the capitals of the two countries. 

If your project meets these criteria, we invite you to contact the French General Commission (see contacts at the bottom of this page) by sending a pre-project including at least:

- a short presentation about your organisation (+ contacts)

- the name of the Portuguese partner organisation (+ contacts)

- the dates of your project

- a detailed description of your project

Based on this information, and if your project meets the criteria defined above, the French General Commission will contact you, and may propose that you formally apply for designation via an online form according to procedures that will then be communicated to you (you will be asked to provide a provisional budget for your project, which should be balanced in terms of income and expenditure).

This project will then be presented to one of the mixed steering committees (see calendar below) which will decide on its designation status.

Please note that designation does not in any way entail the allocation of financial support by the General Commissions, the Institut français or its partners. This is conditional on the General Commissions’ interest in your project, its suitability with the criteria indicated above, and the validation of the Season’s mixed steering committee.


Provisional timetable (2019-2020)

Please note that the online project submission form sent to you by the French General Commission must be completed one month before the date of the mixed steering committee indicated above (with an exception for the second committee). This information will be communicated to you by the French General Commission if your pre-project is pre-selected.

The Portuguese General Commission will also ask your local partner to submit an application for designation in Portuguese. 


- 1er Comité mixte d’organisation : du 16 au 19 décembre 2019 (Paris)

- 2e Comité mixte d’organisation : du 30 mars au 3 avril 2020 (reporté)

- 3e Comité mixte d’organisation : du 6 au 10 juillet 2020 (dates à définir)

- 4e Comité mixte d’organisation : automne 2020 (dates à définir)

- 5Comité mixte d’organisation : début 2021 (dates à définir)




Dates limites de dépôt de projet en ligne : 

-2ème session : Comité reporté (dates à redéfinir)

-3ème session : un mois avant la tenue du Comité d'organisation (dates à définir)

-4ème session : un mois avant la tenue du Comité d'organisation (dates à définir)

-5ème session : un mois avant la tenue du Comité d'organisation (dates à définir)


Pour en savoir plus sur les demandes de labellisation dans le cadre des Saisons :



Nous contacter


Pour joindre le Commissariat général français de la Saison France-Portugal, merci d’utiliser l’une des adresses suivantes en fonction de la discipline dominante de votre projet :


-Industries culturelles et créatives (musiques actuelles et jazz, jeux vidéo et audiovisuel) :

-Spectacle vivant (théâtre, danse, cirque, musique classique et contemporaine) :

-Arts visuels, Patrimoine, Architecture, Design : artsvisuels-portugal

-Economie, Innovation et Numérique : 

-Art de vivre (gastronomie, mode, design, tourisme) :

-Éducation, Enseignement supérieur et Recherche : 

-Livre et Débat d’idées : 




Pour les projets pluridisciplinaires, et toute question d’ordre général, merci d’utiliser l’adresse :



General Commission

  • President: Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
  • Victoire Bidegain di Rosa, General Commissioner for the French section
  • João Pinharanda, General Commissioner for the Portuguese section 


France and Portugal have known each other well for a very long time. 

The Season will therefore focus on showcasing the excellence of our artists, thinkers, scientists and entrepreneurs with a view to strengthening, or even renewing, the foundations of our cooperation in priority areas for the youth of our two countries: preservation of the environment, renewable energies, a responsible economy, minimum urban planning and alternative agriculture etc. in order to show that together we are better equipped to invent solutions to the challenges of our time.

As forerunners and heirs to European humanism, France and Portugal share a common vision of the challenges and future of the continent. Our two countries want a stronger, more united and fairer Europe and are aware of the urgent need to decide and act. In particular, they share the idea that a more inclusive Europe strengthens innovation, education, research and culture aided by the mobility of researchers, students, artists and creators, and the assurance of their active participation.  

The Season will thus be an opportunity to talk about Europe and integration, the values of inclusion, parity and equality that we share, and of course culture and heritage from the perspective of new technologies and the cultural and creative industries (ICC).

In our current ecological emergency, our two countries share the view that building the future also involves valuing the oceans. Particular attention will be paid to research and science, particularly around the theme of forests and oceans.

Finally, the France-Portugal Season will address language and mixed-race issues through speaking French and Portuguese.