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2022 Grantees: FUSED

Performing Arts

LA(HORDE) "Room with a View" (c) Aude Arago

Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation are pleased to announce the grantees for the 2022 application cycle of the FUSED (French US Exchange in Dance) program. This program fosters dialogue, strengthens professional relationships, and sparks creative artistry by connecting and supporting leading institutions and contemporary choreographers and performers from France, the African continent, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Grants support the development and/or the presentation of new work.

Selected projects 

• Q Dance Company – Qudus Onikeku


Presented at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Chatham, NY

June 2022

• Compagnie Art Move Concept – Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek


Presented at Artpark & Company, Inc., Levinston, NY

July 2022

• Gisèle Vienne


Presented at Dance Downtown LA, Inc (AKA L.A. Dance Project), Los Angeles, CA

October 2022

• Ballet de Lorraine

Repertory works of Ballet de Lorraine – Centre Chorégraphique National (CCN)

Presented at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

April 2023

• Compagnie Nacera Belaza


Presented at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, and Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Cincinnati, OH

April 2023

• (LA)HORDE – Ballet National de Marseille

Room with a View

Presented at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

Fall 2023

• Studio Dimitri Chamblas – Dimitri Chamblas and Kim Gordon

Water and Power

Development support

2022-2023 Season

• Gerard & Kelly

State of

Presented at Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain Nimes, France

December 2022


To learn more about the selected projects and FUSED, click here.

In partnership with

FACE Foundation

FACE Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, FACE Foundation administers grant programs in the performing and visual arts, cinema, translation, and secondary and higher education, while providing financial sponsorship to French-American festivals and other cultural initiatives. FACE Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language. 

Institut français

The Institut français is responsible for France’s international cultural program. Supervised by both the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Culture, it promotes French culture abroad through cultural exchange initiatives. Operating in a space where the arts, intellectual exchange, cultural and social innovation, and linguistic partnerships interact and intersect, it is also responsible for promoting the French language and the sharing of works, artists, and ideas all over the world. The Institut français is one of Villa Albertine’s main French partners.

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Ministry of Culture

The French Ministry of Culture aims to make the major works of humanity— and especially those of France— accessible to the largest number of people possible. As such, it maintains a policy of conservation, of protection, and of development of all components of French cultural heritage. It promotes the creation of works of art and of the mind, and the development of art practices and education. It further contributes to cultural initiatives outside of France, and to initiatives relating to the establishment of French cultural programs throughout the world.


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