The Institut français suggests...
The Institut français programmes and projects
In the current context of an international health crisis, the entire cultural network abroad is working to ensure the continuity of its services and missions. In particular, given the closure of many establishments, alternative solutions are being implemented every day to maintain the link with the public, offer educational continuity, and maintain actions related to cultural promotion, dissemination and cooperation.
With the aim of sharing the responses provided by the network more widely throughout the world, the Institut français proposes to list the initiatives developed to address this situation.
This first brief list will be completed quickly and regularly updated.
In the context of the current sanitary crisis, the Institut français has closed the doors of its Paris location since March 16th, in order to protect the health of its employees. From now on, all the members of staff are working remotely to best fulfill its public service missions, to support and accompany all of its partners, especially the French cultural network abroad.
For the centenary of the creation of the French Association for Artistic Action (AFAA) and the French Works Abroad Service (SOFE), the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Institute Français are organizing a series of events jointly with Sorbonne-Nouvelle University to study the history of French cultural diplomacy. Other higher education and research establishments may become partners in this initiative.
An academic conference is planned in spring 2022 at Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, focusing on the history and action of the French cultural network abroad, which includes Cooperation and Cultural Action Services, Instituts Français and Alliance Française branches. It will also look at the public policies underpinning this action. The papers from the conference will be published.
The scientific committee responsible for the conference is launching a call for submissions open to academics of all languages, nationalities and disciplines, although the general focus of the conference is historic.
The internet is full of opportunities for artists, authors and producers who are cultural specialists.
In its role of supporting this large group of professionals, the Institut français offers you a selection of programmes, training courses and resources implemented to facilitate and promote the activities of the cultural and creative industries.
More and more of you are asking us about the situation of the Cultural and Creative Industries’ export markets in real time, and the opportunities not to be missed after the crisis! Team France Export and Business France, in collaboration with Cultural Services and the Ministry of Culture, offer you a report on the business situation in several countries, as well as an analysis of the solutions to best prepare your international recovery.
To this end, a programme of three free webinars based on geographical information has been designed to go beyond the information available online and to respond to all French cultural entrepreneurs, in particular those who already have activities in these countries, on specific situations and opportunities in international markets.