March 1-31, 2023
Each year in March, the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston coordinates the French Cultures Festival (FCF) in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A celebration of the diversity of “francophonie,” it brings together people who not only speak French, but also feel, in one way or another, connected to France and the Francophone community.
Spoken by 300 million people on five continents and by 2.1 million people in the United States alone, French is the second most widely learned language in the world. Since 1970, French language has been celebrated on March 20, which marks the birth of the Intergovernmental Organization of French-speaking nations (Organisation internationale de la francophonie).
One of the major objectives of the French Cultures Festival is to create awareness of the diversity of French language and cultures and to stimulate exchanges with the public.
The FCF gathers many institutional partners from museums, universities, schools, diplomatic representations, and many other organizations. Every year, more than 45 cultural and educational events are showcased during the Festival in the three states covered by the Cultural Services.
How to apply?
Are you a cultural or educational institution based in Texas, Oklahoma, or Arkansas that’s planning on organizing a public event (in person, online, or hybrid) promoting the French language and/or cultures between March 1 and March 31, 2023?
Make it part of the official French Cultures Festival calendar by completing the following application form as soon as possible: APPLICATION FORM
Festival Calendar of Events
The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston, along with its 30+ cultural and educational partner institutions in Texas and Oklahoma, is proud to present various events this year to celebrate the French language and the diversity of French cultures.
The online calendar is only active in February and March and is updated regularly.
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